Fayette County School Officials Say Property Tax Is In Need

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A day after passing a property tax increase, Fayette County school officials say they're eager to show the community why it's so badly needed.

They're hoping to use the money to fund renovations at several schools.

The property tax increase is getting plenty of support so far especially from the city's businesses. Several business leaders gathered Tuesday to announce the formation of "It's About Kids and Where They Learn."

Members of the group say they're concerned about some of the facilities at Fayette County Schools.

They think the tax increase is the best way to fund repairs.


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  • by Kathy Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 10:59 AM
    I am a Fayette County tax payer and do not relish the idea of paying additional taxes but I have been in many of the schools in this district and many are literally falling apart. Now is NOT the time to point fingers and make accusations; now is the time to man up and act. Forego McDonalds a time or two and put your money where it will do the most good - into making our schools safe and sound. Grow up people! Put your money into the future of the town. Schools are worth every penny. Do you know why schools have to charge for many things? It is because they do not get enough money from the state. Fayette County has not had a increase in funding from the state since 1990! Yet, more students arrive, buildings are becomming outdated, and more and more programs are being mandated by the state and federal government. Decide where your priorities are and think of someone other than yourself. As a single mother, I do not know where the extra money is going to come but I will find it!
  • by Mark Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:45 AM
    Sure appreciate the opportunity to pay more taxes to pay for the education of illegal alien invaders in Lexington. Thanks Stu, it is not like we had extra money to give them in your indoctrination instead of education programs. It looks like Lexington will continue to be Blind dumb and speechless. Good job on dragging us down further. Economic progress is driven by tax reductions not increases. You will run more property owners out of the county to be replaced by lowered home values and more illegals.
  • by Dave Location: Lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 06:25 AM
    So what else is new? Every year, we keep dumping more of our money into our schools. Are our kids getting any smarter? Our pockets aren't bottomless pits of money! If we are against a tax increase, it is framed as we are against kids learning, not for more efficient spending.
  • by concerned Location: lexington on Aug 29, 2007 at 04:34 AM
    The school board wants to raise property taxes to help renovate the schools and blaming central office. Don't just look at Central Office. lets look at the SBDM at these schools and see what they are spending the money on and bet you will see that these schools are wasting money on stuff that we do not need. we pay taxes on everything. we pay to rent our school books and pay for a kids to have a locker in our public schools, we have to pay for our kids dress if they are in chorus, we have to pay for the gas when our schools go on field trips. where is all of this money going. what is our SBDM doing with this money. at the end of the year, they are running around trying to find things to but so they do not have to give the money back. when they should just give the money back and quit wasteing the money on stuff that we do not need. you have Site Base out here running out schools and telling us how to clean and they have no clue how to clean a school or what it takes.
  • by bill Location: lexington on Aug 28, 2007 at 08:52 PM
    please provide location that a petition can be signed to require a referendum on the proposed property tax increase! Please announce on the Sue Wyle show. The school system uses the tax system to meet their requirements instead of managing the money/staff that they are responsible for.

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