Letter: Where is school funding money going to come from?

Published: 6/18/2019 12:01:20 AM

The school funding problem has been building for years as politicians mandate things for the school. I used to bring my lunch to school but that was not good enough because some student might be going hungry. I used to walk home from school to save the 10 cents a day my mom gave me to ride the bus. Not good enough, so school transportation became mandated. And much more. Then it was decided the state had a duty to give every child an adequate education. That is about $3,600 per student.

Using 2017 figures for Hillsborough, with 1,122 students that would be $4,039,200 from the state. ConVal estimates it spends over $18,000 per student but is only asking for $9,929 per student in 2020 and more the next year. In Hillsborough that would raise the amount from the state to $11,140,338. Where would that additional $7,101,138 come from? The taxpayers, of course, and for the 6,000 people in Hillsborough that would be an additional $1,183.52 each or $4,732 for a family of four.

The Democrats are in their glory because this gives them their dream of a sales tax, an income tax or both, and maybe more. Any resistance will result in an attack on that person for not caring about children and schools. Democrats have wanted these taxes for years, and they knew what they were doing when they passed all these mandates one at a time. This is what you get by voting Democrat. Think about that the next election.

DAVID FULLERTON

Hillsborough




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