When was the last time you received a 35 percent pay raise? For the vast majority of us, the answer is never. You could sure go on a nice spending spree, though, if you got an increase like that.
Well, that's the bailout the O'Fallon District 90 Board wants you to give the district -- 35 percent -- all at one time. How could the District 90 board allow the school system to get in such poor financial condition that it needs a bailout like this?
It's time for the District 90 board to take a hard look at the district requirements and find logical solutions to the financial problems outside of a tax increase. And stop the poke in your eye, all-or-nothing approach advocated by those who see the tax increase as the only option.
Vote "no" on District 90.