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Hey, Elida schools: The answer is No!

When does “no” mean “no”?

When a woman tells a man forcing himself on her “no,” it means “no.”

When a parent tells a child “no,” it should mean “no.” And when the voters tell the school districts “no,” it should mean don’t ask again and again because we gave you a very solid “no.”

Elida and Apollo are both already talking about another try to pry money from the voters. There is mention of an additional property tax the next time, so watch out retired voters on fixed income. Also, why is it that they continue to spend money they say they don’t have to repeatedly put it on the ballot? Why is it that the school districts think we the voters have extra money laying around to donate to the cause?

I was lucky enough this year to receive a small increase in pay, but after taxes and the proposed school levies there would have been nothing left to help cover all the other cost of living increases we face daily. Elida wants us to make cuts so they can have what they need/want. Elida followed the same trend as some other school districts that built new schools. No sooner than they get moved in, they need more operating funds.

I hear that Elida also wants to replace the elementary school, so watch out voters. If they get what they want now, they will be coming back for more for another new school, followed by more operating funds.

— Michael Bible, Lima

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