Let's not rush to tax for Munster schools

2013-05-05T11:15:00Z Let's not rush to tax for Munster schools nwitimes.com
May 05, 2013 11:15 am

Does the School Town of Munster really need to increase our taxes by 19.9 cents per $100 assessed valuation for the next seven years?

The goal is $21 million over seven years, or $3 million per year. 

The county is on a verge of a 1.5 percent county tax to offset loss of state money we should have received for several years. If this goes through, how much of the county tax would be coming back to us to cover schools? How much of the money owed us by the state would then be returned to us?

The average teacher, based on the 11 contracts let in 2012 and not counting the $200,000 plus superintendents contracts, average $102,590.00.

Let's not rush to tax, vote no on Tuesday.

- Don Taylor, Munster

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