I just feel the need to get my way of thinking out there regarding the Bellaire School Levy.
As a taxpayer, this levy concerns me in many ways. Although I don't know the exact percentage, I do know that there is quite a large number of students in this district who pay absolutely no property taxes. Welfare, HUD, disability recipients, and of course even renters are paying no or very little tax to this situation, but are attending these schools.
Looking at my last property tax bill, the pie chart indicated we are already paying 60.02 percent of the tax total to the schools. Why is it fair to keep asking for more when there is already so much going to this?
Don't you get it? We already turned this levy down several times (It costs taxpayers to even have this on the ballot each time). I feel after three tries, it shouldn't be allowed to be on the ballot for several years.
Coming here from West Virginia. I see that there is a disconnect with the way this system is even run.
In Ohio County, for example, they have a school board which takes care of ALL the schools in the county.
Here, there is too much fat at the top, with each district having multiple administrators. Maybe you should start at the top making your cuts. Just like any other government entity, you want to keep all of your top people getting their every last dime, and any more needed money to come from us peons. I am fed up with this whole thing. Wake up people ... let them figure out what to do without making us pay for it.