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