The Belle Valley School Board that approved the bond issue for the new school was either one of the most deceptive or business-deficient boards in the state. We were told, "Based upon a house of an assessed value of $100,000, this referendum will cost a taxpayer approximately 75 cents per day, less than a cup of coffee."
This is absolutely false. The 75-cents-a-day cost will increase each year and should end up costing us approximately $5.25 a day. This number may be higher or somewhat lower, depending on the district's growth. Over the last four years, the charge for the bonds has already increased by 75 percent to $1.30 per day. This is one of the reasons for the tax increase in your next tax bill.
Having a board that is political, secretive, exploitive, incompetent or deceptive is not what a school needs. Regrettably, this is a major problem at Belle Valley, and it doesn't appear the superintendent or even one board member is interested in cleaning it up.