Letters to the Editor

We're paying plenty now for schools

In answer to president of the Oak Harbor School Board Dave McCool's dissertation on the need for yet another levy, in the Oct. 4 Whidbey News-Times:

Sir, I cannot afford another levy. I am one of the many senior citizens in this area on a limited income. My children have been out of this school district for more years than I can count. I have been in the same home for over 40 years paying taxes and biting the bullet on levies for all of that time.

Because I am fortunate enough not to qualify for a senior discount on my taxes, I am paying a total of $791.10 in voted levy taxes this year. Of that amount, $583.72 is for school bonds. Added to that, is $567.64 for state school, whatever that is! Dave, that's over $1,000 for school and I haven't had a child in this school district since 1972!

I say "enough already" to more school levies that we limited-income property owners cannot afford! Find another way, we want to stay in our homes!

Marie Akins

Oak Harbor

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