Wickliffe School Levy…will bankrupt seniors

pulling back the curtain

Thanks to a Wickliffe lobbyist for this information found on the Wickliffe School website….Wickliffe residents will be asked to vote on November 5th for a outrageous 10.97 mill levy.  It will cost $383.95 per year per $100,000 valuation. [They will need to earn $1,279.83 for their HAT ($383.95 / .3)]

Here are some comments from a Wickliffe resident to their school superintendent.  He probably is speaking for many of the seniors in the community:

“What provision have you made for senior  citizens who cannot pay any more taxes. Are you going to reduce our school tax if this passes? .

Why have you not notified every Wickliffe resident with a mailer and website.
When are you going to post the whole plan and the mailers for us “shut in’s”to read.

The retirees and “shut ins” did not even know about this $60 million bond issue until we read it in the Wickliffe Connection last month.

I, and other seniors, do not want the increased taxes this will cost us too much and we may lose our homes.   Have you even considered that in you equation ? . Your answer to question #8 is a joke. Tax us out of our houses and then we can come visit the new school and hang out!”…..signed Wickliffe resident

Here are questions and answers lifted from the schools website: (Take a look at #8)
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you decide

Wow, the Wickliffe Mayor is supporting this boondoogle of a levy.  Wickliffe seniors may want to remember this next time the Mayor is up for election.  Mayor_letter

(LFC Comment: Another disturbing trend in public education is the fact that the schools want to become “community centers”, thereby expanding their roles within the community.  It is our opinion that this is being done to ensure the viability of the schools when their student enrollment is declining.  Another disturbing trend is the teaching of “working in teams”. It appears that they are discouraging individual thinking and replacing it with the safe, secure group approach.

We are going to explore the possibility of all property taxes to be “means tested” – meaning that the annual income of the homeowner is considered in the calculation.)

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Categories: Lake County, Lake County Cities & Townships, Uncategorized, Wickliffe

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13 replies

  1. Way to be creative, Wickliffe! Keep up the good work.

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  2. Develop the vacant land along Euclid Avenue. Pipe dreams, wave your magic wand froggie. It won’t happen in my lifetime as they have been abandoned for so long. A business goes in and is gone a year later. Euclid corridor is D.O. A. . I do hope they at least give it their best shot though, who knows maybe the stars will all align.

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  3. Vote NO!!! The schools have steadily declined over the past decade. Let’s cut back on the retire-rehire garbage too. Susan Haffey “retired” at a board meeting and was “rehired” the same meeting. Double-dipping happening all over the district. CHECK YOUR FACTS!

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  4. Ridiculous to ask taxpayers to pay even more taxes .New mayor is a fool and should concentrate on bringing legitimate businesses to the city .

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  5. The school boards just do not care. Let’s bend them over again should be their slogan! . A new school will help the children learn better is their response to us who could lose all we worked for all our lives. The schools brainwash the kids who then brainwash their parents into voting for this CRAPPOLA 60 million dollar bond issue for less than 1400 students. Let it fail over and over till they get the message we cannot afford the school boards TAJ MAHALL way over what’s actually needed.

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  6. The school board never looked into future as the school population was dropping for more than fifteen years. They should have looked at replacing the elementary school when the closed Worden and Mapledale instead of keeping kids in the oldest school in the city. They should have looked at middle school and high school long ago to plan for the future.

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  7. The school board does not care about us not being able to afford it. This all started when W/E built there new schools, even though the school board lies and says no. I cannot believe any voter wanting an increase of $401.00 a yr in a tax increase and since the superintendent indicated within 2 yrs of completion or before they will ask for another levy to run the new diamond in the sky school.
    This will mean eventually the Wickliffe residents will be paying $650.00 +or – a year in the near future. All this new taxes for 1300 + or – students in the entire school system.
    How in the world can the residents of Wickliffe sustain these new taxes. It’s ludicrous and the school board has the parents and some residents brainwashed into this as the parents want the best for their children.
    In 2015 there was the same old schools which worked fine and no mention they were not good enough at that time. When W/E built new and Wickliffe then began their planning shortly after.

    VOTE NO and send the school board a message this is WAY to much for our city.

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