10/30/2013 8:41:00 AM Letter: Chino school bond won't raise taxes
My wife and I decided to return to Chino Valley to raise our family and provide natural health care to the community. We are graduates from the Chino Valley graduating classes of '92 and '93. This was the first graduating class of Chino Valley High School. I have been a practicing Chiropractor and small business owner in Chino Valley for over 13 years now. I also volunteer as the team doctor for the high school athletics. I give my total approval of the Chino Valley School District bond. This money will be used repair the schools, get new buses for student transportation, improve school safety which will include video monitoring and new classroom door locks, new athletic fields, restrooms for the athletes and public use, and a new technology room for students to take advantage of distance learning.
Great news! I heard we had 30 students return or enroll in the Chino Valley School District. With the support of the new bond we will have new families choosing Chino as their new home, which means growth for our community and businesses.
Best of all the passage of this school bond will not raise our taxes but they will actually be lower then in previous years. With the leadership that the Chino Valley School District has we will be able to get the schools to a position that will appeal to families and a place people want to settle in. These much needed funds are funds that we have not received from the state in the last 5 years, an estimated 12 million dollars.
Please return your ballot in the mail with a yes in support of our children, community and businesses.
Posted: Thursday, October 31, 2013
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Run Schools Like a Business
Why didn't the school buy a new bus every 1 or 2 years, instead of wanting to replace ALL of them NOW? It would make sense - from a business point of view. Schools need to be run much more efficiently - as a business does - than they have been. Why do the big buses run with a very small number of students in them. Using smaller buses uses less gas or diesel. The average Chino Valley person WILL be affected if this bond gets passed. I doubt a lot of seniors will be around to see this bond, if it passes, come to an end, but it's ok to add an extra tax on to them while they now live. That's a burden they don't need!!!
Posted: Wednesday, October 30, 2013
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Yes it will raise taxes.
The current bond voted in ten years ago will expire in December 2013. Our taxes will go to zero for the current bond. The proposed bond if successful will start in January 2014 raising our taxes from ZERO. I knew your were a graduate of Chino High- they teach funny math just like the federal government. As a business man I am sure you don't finance your transportation, landscaping, fences, security cameras, door knobs, copiers, computers for 20 years. But you want us to finance this bond for 20 years? The interest will cost this town $5,400,000.00+. That's over .33 cents for every dollar we pay to the bond. Now that's NOT funny math. This means less money in our community for business investment and jobs, hurting our children and families. The Federal Government is doing the same thing to us that this school bond will do, mortgaging our children's future not for education but for air-conditioning, new football field house, sport fields, deferred maintenance. I am sure you do not run your business the same way or you would be out of business. How many times over the last thirteen years have you raised your rates due to increase costs, like taxes? This bond will affect our services and products we buy. This is NOT funny math but reality for our kids and families. :)