Geauga County’s concerned citizens….

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Updated: Saturday, June 2, 2018  / Sunday, June 3, 2018

We had the honor of speaking to concerned and engaged Geauga residents last night about property taxes, public education and, in general, what is happening to our great country.

Here is the link to the video of the presentation:

Here is the Power Point presentation:

Geauga County Discussion

We analyzed the  property tax data received from the Geauga’s Auditor’s office and prepared the following schedules comparing, by political sub-division, the property taxes billed for the 1st half of 2008 versus 2017.  Here are the schedules we created from that information:
Geauga County RE Taxes Summary
Geauga County RE Taxes Details

Using data from the State of Ohio Cupp Reports we created the following financial information on the Geauga County schools.
Geauga County Rev and Expend

From the State of Ohio Board of Education, we created the following schedule reporting the grades achieved by the Geauga schools.

Geauga County Report Card

People are starting to understand that using property taxes as the main funding mechanism for public schools is unsustainable.  We are definitely pricing seniors and those living on fixed incomes out of their homes that they have worked all their lives to achieve.

A concerned couple in the audience told us about 5 of their 18 neighbors in the last five years have had to sell their homes because they could no longer afford the property taxes.

Update: I was asked for the expenditures for students with limited English proficiency and students with disabilities in the Geauga school districts.

Fiscal Year 2017:

Students with limited English proficiency:
Total – 97
Total Expenditures – $1,216,979 (.9% of Total Geauga School districts expenditures)

Students with disabilities:
Total – 1,139
Total Expenditures – $14,494,012  (10.95%  of Total Geauga School districts expenditures)

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I had the pleasure of meeting Pastor Ernie Sanders last night.  He is the Pastor of Doers of Word Church ‘What’s Right, What’s Left Ministries” located at 14781 Sperry Road, Newbury, OH  44065.  [(440) 338-1367] He has also been on radio for 46 years, and ministers to people on death row.  You can hear him on IHARTRADIO americanvoiceradio.com   channel AVRN2.

Pastor Sanders is involved in the Geauga County Right to Life and they are have a Spring social event:

Ice Cream Social and Desserts
Strategy and Tragedy Avoided
June 16, 2018             12:00 noon to 5:00pm
Where: The Loft/Warehouse (of Parkside)
Suite 21
Solon, Ohio

For more information Contact:
Peggy Edwards, President, GCRTL (440) 338-1367
Bruce Pfeifer (216) 299-6909

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