The Streetsboro school board members have decided on a basic plan for new facilities and need residents to share their thoughts. There are pros and cons for every issue. I can speak for myself.
The 35 percent of the estimated $66.1 million price tag will be paid by the Ohio School Facilities Commission. However, the district needs to raise $29.2 million in the form of a bond issue that will be placed before the voters, who for the most part are property owners that will see their taxes increase by $124 annually if they own a $100,000 home, according to the financial documents of the district.
How many levies have we faced over the years? It's ongoing and it's always about money. Many homeowners are struggling to get by and I, for one, do not want to see my property taxes increase. That's the bottom line.
I have a question, and that is how many years will it take to pay it off? We, the homeowners, are forever being held hostage by the school board, and I say, "Enough is enough."
If you could get a rich benefactor to come up with the 65 percent needed for the fruition of this plan, I would be for it. But in this economy, it's too high a price to pay.
Mary Alice Trimmer, Streetsboro