OK, while this board has many spirited opinions running the gamut on a host of issues, I think collectively we have all agreed that property taxes in WNY are a problem and that school taxes, as the biggest portion of the bill, need to be dealt with. Now, the disagreement would be on how that happens (consolidation, more state aid, switch to income or sales rather than property taxes, etc.)
So, against that backdrop, I'm a bit surprised that virtually all school districts in WNY had their budget adopted. I'm not saying that is a bad thing...far from it. But what is the disconnect (myself included) from complaining about property taxes and continuing to adopt these budgets? Is it because we all think our districts are doing OK? Is it the state aid kept the tax increases to a minimum? Have we all come to recognize these votes are a farce?
And while I'm on the topic, isn't it about time that the election of school board members got moved to November with the rest of the elections so a greater percentage of the population voted for these people?