Sunday, January 24, 2016

School districts face tough choices with 0.12 percent tax cap - The Buffalo News

     The two percent property tax cap is actually much less due to the formula used to compute it. The inclusion of a factor for inflation is said to be the reason.

      Expect a chorus this spring about strapped governments.

School districts face tough choices with 0.12 percent tax cap - City & Region - The Buffalo News

10 comments:

Anonymous said...

Boo-hoo. Years of irresponsibility and entitlements. Time to live within the means and cut all the fat (no, you ain't hit bone yet) to pay for the hefty pensions and benefits. Maybe the current teachers should petition to cut the pension benefits of those who went before them and ate their young.

No sympathy. It's all about the kids... hah! It was all about the retirements. And only 42% about the kids. Who by the way are and have been woefully unprepared for any form of productive endeavour.

Cut the programs to fund your benefits, teechurs.

Anonymous said...

It wouldn't matter how much money you shoveled into the teachers' pockets. It is never enough and it never will be. This issue is barfed up every year about this time. As soon as they get back from Florida or the Bahamas, the tears begin to flow. If you gave them 10% increases, the crying would continue. Teachers, if you don't like your Cadillac health care, part time status, short work days, and complete job security, please do the right thing for the children. Quit. Your degrees are mostly worthless in the real world. Most of us have to produce something. You, not so much. One thing I sympathize with you on. Your travel expenses much be murder. I think your airline and cruise tickets should be subsidized. And it has been a busy weekend. Maybe a two hour delay is in order for tomorrow.

Anonymous said...

It is a sucky position they are in. The can't just get a grant from FEMA or Homeland to go on OT handing out cell phone tickets to enhance the budget. Their only choice is taxes.

The city is in te same situation with their mandated court for the unneeded judge that Albany dictated. Just like they can't cut the unneeded fire department overtime either. Or fire the parks and rec secretary for not doing her job.

Remember the brat five year old who had to have the cops called on him because his parents are jerks? The school had to send a million dollars worth of labor to handle that one without ending up in a ten million lawsuit. And that stuff goes on every day.

Anonymous said...

Now dere... I'se a teech an we needz bucks to take kare of the chillun. Plz axecept that. En my resent vacay was to St. Maartens cuz thet is where my re-tiremunt home is. Hubby is C.O. so we'z set!!!!

Anonymous said...

I LOVE TO READ ALL OF THE CRYASSES THAT MADE all the wrong choices in life and were not intelligent enought to realize it until it was to late.. If you would have paid attention in school and or passed and graduated you were intitled to take the same civil service tests etc to get these jobs.. All the losers didnt.

Anonymous said...

That is the standard response from the education industry, 1:48. It's not the job, or decisions, it's the fact that you worms cry fulltime. If you spent as much effort working for the kids as you do moaning, our kids would be among the highest achievers in the world. Instead, we have legions of losers who couldn't make a living doing anything else acting like Tom Brady. I have three degrees and am certified to teach in NYS. Not for me. I just can't lower myself to tear up on command.

Anonymous said...

1:48 - Yup we are the losers cause we have to pay for your ass through what will likely be a long life due to never having any stress. Just don't drink too much and you can live to 100.



Anonymous said...

1:48, teachers are not hired via civil service tests. See what I mean? We spend $20k per year per student, and we end up with people like you. You must have a child in school and are looking to suck up to teachers. That happens a lot. You're certainly not alone.

Anonymous said...

Interesting that home schooling is legal. It means that teachers are not as valuable as firefighters, police or sanitation workers! Homeschooling is difficult and demanding so only a few people can do it. No snow days either. The only negative part is the lack of social intercourse with the students contemporaries. It is the bad unions that have struck over and over again to hand over big tax money to the public job market!

Anonymous said...

Just read an interesting article on how underfunded state pensions are. Kentucky has one at only 17% and cutting payouts deeply.

I am sure the teechers have saved a lot here though and will be unaffected if their pension payouts were greatly curtailed.