I am sick of people trying to push their referendum agenda on those of us on fixed incomes. We in Riverside have no concrete figure on how much it will cost us. …
Mr. Tennicott (“For D95, yes; for D208, more questions,” Letters, March 8) mentions his lower tax rates resulting from Brookfield’s deferring for too long keeping our schools competitive. Does he mean tax rate, because schools did not ask for a rate increase, or does he mean a lower tax bill because of lower property values? …
As our property values go up, our schools receive less money, thanks to the school formula. Better home values do not make better schools. … The school funding code has to be changed and remove the burden from the taxpayers, or at least those of us on a fixed income.
The governor’s campaign ads boast how much he has spent on schools. He must think he is the governor of Chicago (after all, he lives there) no the State of Illinois, which we and our schools are a part of.
Vote no for the Riverside-Brookfield High School referendum and go after our elected officials to change school funding and remove it from our property tax bills entirely. Our village are falling apart, and I cannot afford to support both and maintain a reduced lifestyle for myself.
The governor put his hobnail boot down on our elected officials in Springfield, saying he would veto any school funding reform this spring, because he had his plan for Chicago.
Frank C. Vlazny