By: Susan Daniels
THE LIES THEY TELL. At a recent school Q & A, attendees were told that they would be taxed an additional $15.50 per $100,000 house. But what they forgot to mention is that it is really an extra $15.50/mo. If you own a $100,000 house, your taxes will increase by $186 a year; a $300,000 house, expect your tax bill to increase $558 per year, or $20,696 for the thirty-seven years the issue will be in effective. And if you think they won’t come back for more money in between, you are sadly mistaken.
We have a declining school population. We don’t need a $76 million monstrosity built to satisfy the egos of the superintendent or school board so their names can go on a plaque.
ALSO, this is just one of four money issues on the ballot in November. There is a parks levy that will last twenty years.
VOTE “NO” ON ALL FOUR ISSUES. WE ARE BEING TAXED OUT OF OUR HOMES.
Chardon Superintendent Michael Hanlon has a plan to rake Chardon residents over the coals for the next thirty-seven years at a cost of $76 million to build a monument to himself and the school board. You read that right. Thirty-seven years. In twenty years all kids will be home schooled because of the hideous perversions that teachers are now trying to infect our children with.
It has started in CA and will spread across the country like a virus. Multiple genders? Boys running track because they claim they identify as girls. Drag queens teaching how good it is to be queer. Screwed up pronouns and fines for misusing them. It’s all eventually coming to Chardon. Fasten your seatbelts.
Hanlon mentions a new football field and track. I think he has track envy because Cardinal schools just installed a new “red” track. Why can’t Chardon have one, too, he wonders. He does everything but whine as he told how another school system was spending $120 million for “half the grades and twice the cost of Chardon’s plan.” Does he think we need to keep up with the Joneses?
Hanlon seems to think that because a school is sixty-eight years old it is beyond redemption. If that was a school in Europe, it would be considered a new building. Trinity College in Dublin, Ireland, was founded in 1592; closer to home Harvard College was built in 1636. Both schools are still accepting students and the buildings are still standing.
If he thinks it is disturbing that people can look over the tops of the doors of the bathroom stalls because the school was originally built as an elementary school, hang up a sign to tell the perverts to stop doing that. Or raise the doors.
The educators are trying to instill fear into students about their safety. If someone means them harm, they could wait outside to attack them.
We don’t need all the bells and whistles that Hanlon wants. Chardon Mayor Jeff Smock is full of it when he says that that spending all that money will attract new businesses and families.
Geauga County is already the second richest county per-capita of the eighty-eight counties in OH. Let’s keep it that way by stop spending money so foolishly.
My taxes have increased in Chardon by 30% in twenty years. Several million dollars would be sufficient to add space and make repairs to existing Chardon schools. I would vote for that.
I will NOT vote for the ripoff Issue 21.