Monday, September 08, 2014

BOE Meeting Tuesday, 6:30PM

It is anticipated that the BOE will go into Exec. Session at 5:30PM to discuss the employment history of a particular person &  the acquisition, sale, or lease of real property.


2014-2015 Data Review/Analysis & Plans for 2014-2015

92 PAGE Minutes* of Aug. 12th meeting (No way the BOE read this!!)

56 PAGE Minutes of Aug. 26th Meeting**  (Includes sale of Barnard School for $750,000)

District Goals 2014-2015

Board Goals 2014-2015

Revised BOE 2014-2015 Meeting Schedule

* Includes tens of thousands of dollars for teacher stipends each time they lift a finger outside the classroom. 

** Taxpayers take note: Barnard School was assessed for $2,614,900, was listed for sale at $1,270,000 and sold to Urban Choice Charter School for $750,000!! The bargain basement sale prices of our empty school buildings makes a very strong case that properties in Greece are OVER-ASSESSED! 



Anonymous said...

If you understood how assessments work every property in Greece could have the assessment (we are taking town taxes, school taxes and fire, not county since those are county wide) cut by 50% and the amount they would pay would stay the same. If the town needs 30 million to operate that is divide by the assessed value and then the rate is determined. EXAMPLE if the town needed to collect $100 total tax levy and there were two properties and they were each assessed at $10,000 dollars the rate would be $5 per thousand so each would pay $50. If they cut the assessed value in half to $5,000 the town still needs $100 so the rate would then be $10 per thousand and they each pay $50. So the assessed value is relative and only one number in the calculation and not anymore significant than the rate.

SCATS said...

To 11:59PM ~~ I do understand how they work! Some people pay more, some less, but the size of the pie stays the same.

I also know that if they increase my assessed value, I PAY MORE! If that weren't true, no one would bother fighting increases in their assessment, right?

In your own words, you've mixed apples (taxes) with oranges (assessments) from the gitgo.

Charlie Hubbard said...

to 11:59 the only figure to follow is SPENDING - the budgets of school, town, county, state, and federal is what is important, WE pay every dollar one way or another and it is WE who are at fault for spending being out of control.
With the number of people who vote on a school budgets is it any wonder elected officials at all levels should think we really 'care' about taxes? We sit by and allow our federal government to operate on 'borrowed' money as we pass on ever larger debt for our kids and grandkids to pay - do we care? All indicators (our vote) say NO we do not.