So, JCPS superintendent Donna Hargens recommended that property tax rates should remain the same for this fiscal year. BUT THE DECISION TO RAISE TAXES RESTS WITH THE BOARD OF EDUCATION. Six of the seven board members have received endorsements and political contributions from the teachers union. The teachers union wants a tax increase. How do you think this will pan out?
Sounds like they just don’t want you people to show up at Monday’s school board meeting and raise holy hell like you did last year.
DO IT AGAIN, PEOPLE…
because their math doesn’t work:
According to JCPS’s budget, projected revenue for 2014-15 is $1,011,815,318 or $1.012 BILLION.
JCPS expenses are $1,019,072,066 or $1.020 BILLION which is $8 million more than revenue.
Local media has reported that the JCPS budget is $1.3 BILLION which is a lot more than revenue.
No tax increase? I don’t believe that and I HOPE I’M WRONG.
This is interesting. A $40 million “fees and miscellaneous expenses” line item?