Fairfield cuts school programs, raises taxes

Posted: Monday, June 20, 2011 10:06 pm

State funding reductions resulted in the Fairfield Area School Board approving a 2011-2012 budget Monday night that cuts after-school programming and several teaching positions.

The nine-member board voted 7-1 to pass the $15.49 million budget, with Melissa Cavey absent, and John Tomko dissenting.

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  • Former Gettysburger posted at 3:30 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Former Gettysburger Posts: 60

    Give it a rest, Elsie. Don't try to make it out to be as though other peoples' money is unlimited and you just need to have the right politician in office to tap into it. Your comments are just filled with the same sort of free lunch entitlement that's gotten us into the mess we're in, anyway, where the state and local govts. and schools are bonded up with debt and as soon as the revenue drops because the economy turns down, everyone's in a pinch.

    All we ever hear about is how we need to spend more money on schools, but the students never get any better. Maybe a different solution is in order.

  • MountainGirly posted at 3:06 pm on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    MountainGirly Posts: 27

    I don't get it why do I have to pay school taxes when I don't have any kids and don't plan to... and yet here you are getting charged more and more... this is crazy.[angry]

  • Elsie1 posted at 8:54 am on Tue, Jun 21, 2011.

    Elsie1 Posts: 24

    When the PA legislators made their cuts to education, they knew, you knew, and I knew that this would be the result. You elected Corbett, whose campaign was funded by those making money from Marcellus shale. Their profits still aren't taxed. Adams County sent legislators who voted for the education cuts at the state level to the state house. Tell them they made the wrong move. Tell them that you're tired of "tax cuts" that really are just ways to increases taxes at the local level.

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