The Games School Districts Play with Taxpayers

Thompson School District wants a TAX INCREASE of $12.8Million annually ($153.6Million in total) as they claim they are in a budget crisis that will be catastrophic to the district and harm the students.

The problem is the numbers just don’t support the cries of Chicken Little’s “The sky is falling”.

Most businesses and families when their revenue decreases will adjust their spending but as we know all to well Government regardless of the level, simply looks to the taxpayer for more money.  Thompson School District is no different.

The district states that over the last 3 years revenues (taxes) have decreased by $18.5 million or $6.17 million a year and so one would think that not only would the budget reflect reduced revenue but would also have reduced SPENDING.

08/09 Actual Revenue        11/12 Budgeted Revenue          DECREASE IN REVENUE
$108,872,474                             $108,567,648                                 $  304,826

08/09 Actual Expense        11/12 Budgeted Expense           INCREASE IN SPENDING
$103,386,045                             $115,593,826                                 $12,207,781

08/09 Enrollment          11/12 Enrollment            DECREASE IN ENROLLMENT
14,486                                            14,453                                          33 STUDENTS

DOES THIS LOOK LIKE A BUDGET THAT HAS BEEN CUT TO THE BONE?  A BUDGET THAT IS IN CRISIS?

As always it is a SPENDING PROBLEM not a revenue problem.

Vote no on 3A Thompson School District Mill Levy Override!

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