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Letter: School Board Wants Your Input

Rick Raushenbush, president of Piedmont's school board, urges loal residents to voice their ideas and opinions about the school support tax.

Editor:

As recently announced, the Piedmont School Board will decide whether to ask voters to renew the School Support Tax at a November 28 Special Meeting.

At its next three regular meetings (October 10 and 24, and November 14), the Board will review and discuss options for the proposed measure, including duration, amount, potential to increase, and any potential exemptions. By November 14, the Board expects there will be a draft measure developed based on recommendations, discussion and public input.

Given State funding cuts, the existing School Support Tax constitutes over 30% of the District's budget and thus its renewal is incredibly important to the education of our community's children.

I encourage anyone who has input for the Board's consideration in developing the proposal to be put to voters in March 2013 to attend one of the next three Board meetings or email Board members with your comments. Thank you for your involvement!

Rick Raushenbush
President, Piedmont School Board

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