1-percent sales tax hike won’t be on Nov. 4 ballot

Thankfully, the 1-percent sales tax for school construction will not be on the ballot this November. Of course, the schools will regroup and try again. They always do and there is nothing the voters can do about it. The best we can do is continue to watch school spending and try to elect fiscally responsible school board members.

Lake County school districts in support of a 1 percent sales tax increase for the county have to regroup and decide what their next step will be, as the sales tax increase won’t be on the Nov. 4 ballot.

Roycealee Wood, regional superintendent of schools in Lake County, said the support of school districts representing 51 percent of the student body in the county, about 72,000, was needed to place a referendum question asking for a 1 percent sales-tax increase on the ballot. And that number needed to be reached by the Lake County Board’s meeting on Tuesday.

If you live in one of the following school districts, please start looking for fiscally responsible residents who would make good school board candidates. Elections a re next April and petitions will need to be signed and turned in late this year.

  • Big Hollow District 38
  • Deerfield District 109
  • Highland Park District 112
  • Lake Villa District 41
  • Zion-Benton Township High School District 126
  • Grant Community High School District 124
  • Grayslake District 46
  • Millburn District 24
  • Mundelein High School District 120
  • Waukegan District 60
  • Prairie Crossing Charter School
  • Woodland District 50

And don’t forget the comment by Regional Superintendent of Schools, Roycealee Wood next time she is up for re-election.

“Obviously I’m in support of anything that will help our public schools,”

This comment is easy to interpret. It means she will continue to support the never ending tax increases asked for by our public government schools.

To fix these endless tax increases, we have to starting funding the child and stop funding the bureaucracy.

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