Written by Beth Hull, Co-Chair, Citizens For the Children’s Future Committee
If you are wondering how this increased debt will affect your taxes, consider the District’s own Debt Service Requirement chart.
The lighter-shaded area to the lower left shows the debt we are already committed to pay. This debt is already on the books and our current taxes are paying it back.
The darker lines to the right, plus the yellow and orange lines, show what the District 7 School Board is proposing we pay back if the referendum passes.
If we oppose the referendum, and take out smaller bonds to handle the District’s realistic “needs” instead of their very expensive “wants”, we can keep the debt service requirements around the five million dollar area. Maybe even less than that, with a budget overhaul and an assessment from administrators who actually pay attention to these things.