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Tax within the school districts

Dear Editor:

Members of the Carlisle school board encourage voters to remove legislators who do not write blank checks for local school district spending.

Voters need to ask themselves why they should be required to spend state tax dollars to support irresponsible spending by local school boards outside of their districts. If a school board decides to spend excessively, at the cost of jobs and programs, is it the responsibility of neighboring taxpayers, throughout the state, to pay for their excesses?

School districts want local control of their programs. Fair enough. But each school district should be taxed within its own district to pay for them. Tax dollars from western Pa. shouldn’t be going to a school district in eastern Pa. Taxpayers should should support legislators who resist supporting wasteful spending by locally controlled school districts.

Michael Finkenbinder

Carlisle

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