Those minutes were approved by the Board at the next meeting. During the last Board session though, the Board voted to review those December 10th minutes and take out the language about the tax increase. Of course, the Department of Local Government Finance still calls it a tax increase.
The total annual payment in terms of tax rate for the 2011 payments will be made out of the debt service working balance making a tax increase a requirement and paid out of the debt service working fund. This financing option provides the school corporation the flexibility to pursue future projects.
If you want to know why there is so much dissatisfaction with the Pike School Board that 13 candidates are running for three positions, now you have your answer. It is a Board that is completely out of touch with the voters, a mere rubber stamp for whatever harebrained proposal the administration wants to offer...such as tearing down perfectly fine elementary schools like Guion Creek, New Augusta, College Park and Eastbrook so that the administration can have shiny new buildings paid for by taxpayers.