For months O'Fallon District 90 educators warned that if voters didn't raise property taxes, athletics and other extracurricular activities would be eliminated and the children would suffer.
But just two weeks after the tax referendum failed, the sky-is-falling crowd has solved the problem for the junior high schools. A group of administrators has proposed a booster club that they say would be 100 percent self-funded. Instead of taxpayers being expected to dig deeper into their pockets, the individuals who want these programs would be paying for them. There's even a plan for a fund that would foot the bill for those who can't afford it.
Isn't it amazing how quickly there's a Plan B? Too bad this wasn't proposed before the vote. But we guess supporters of the referendum were too busy trying to guilt opponents into voting "yes" rather than figure out an alternative to higher property taxes.