It’s the wrong time for a new school tax
By: Glen Witt, Moorhead
The Moorhead School District should not be asking the taxpayers for more money at this time.
Many residents of the district have been and are still unemployed, many have had to live with reductions in pay, and seniors are facing the second year of no increase in Social Security.
Meanwhile, the school administrators, with the exception of the superintendent, are enjoying a 4.34 percent increase over two years. Their salaries range from $72,000 to $150,000 plus benefits.
Many others have to work two jobs, and retirees have had to return to the work force in low-paying jobs in order to pay for the increases in insurance and increased taxes by other entities. I know of people who have no health insurance and worry that they could be refused medical treatment. There are others who have paid taxes in Moorhead all of their lives and worry about losing their homes.
The general population is struggling to live within their means. Why can’t Independent School District 152 do the same?
We already paid the state tax, and now we are being asked to pay additional local taxes.
I plan to vote “no” and urge others to do the same.