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There is a voting day fast approaching, but it seems to me there has not been the usual fanfare from Elida schools or the Elida school board about its emergency operating levy that is on the ballot.

The superintendent is supposedly retiring and the existing school board said it wanted to have a new superintendent chosen before any potential new board members are seated after the election.

Are they hoping that voters opposed to any property tax increases will forget to vote, are they hoping to rehire the existing superintendent after he retires?

I for one will not be voting to approve any property tax increases of any kind. I will vote for a renewal levy because that does not change my taxes and I urge all property owners in Elida school district to vote against any property tax increases. We are being taxed too much already.

I also urge all property owners in Elida to voice their displeasure with school board practice of accepting the retirement of an administrator and then rehiring them under the guise of saving money. If someone wants to retire, fine. And if they want to keep working fine. But let them find their second job somewhere else. There are more than enough, younger and qualified applicants out there who want to advance up the ladder, only to not to be given the chance and who will probably work for the same money as the rehired administrator.

Vote “no” on the property tax increase and vote for new people on the Elida school board, we need a fresh look at how things are done in this district.

Dave Gudakunst, Elida

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