It is a fallacy to believe that by going to Crowe for grades 10 to 12 that our students will be better off educationally.
If we could just buy a little time, we might be able to come up with something that doesn’t put the burden on the municipality.
The way that I could support it is that it would be no tax increase, that other things have to go. And that’s when we all have to make that decision.
How can they guarantee we will get five years out of a three-year installment because elections are next year and we could have an entirely different board?
I strongly disagree with the decision of the school board. But it wasn’t my decision to make. So that’s what I struggle with. This is out of our jurisdiction and a municipal council should not be put in this position.
We, as a council, don’t have any guarantees that our money is going to be spent to maintain K-12. All we are doing in passing this motion is offering an olive branch, and a very unsustainable olive branch because we have no say.
This is a situation we shouldn’t be in. I’ve had more people talk to me about not raising the taxes thahn I’ve had people about supporting this.