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- 12. Gilbert Public Schools November 3, 2015 Special Tax Increase Election
Gilbert voters will be making some serious decisions in a few days: 1) Should I vote YES or NO to increasing my Primary property taxes through an override? 2) Should I vote YES or NO to increasing my Secondary taxes by helping to pay for a $98 million bond? This article addresses question #1. (Ballots will be mailed in the next few days. For Gilbert Public School's (GPS) extensive publicity on this Special Election, click HERE.)
If you vote YES to the Gilbert Public Schools override, because you believe the following Pro Argument statement made by Mr. Justin Plumb, you will be casting your vote based on seriously deceptive information.
“...with only one 1.6% raise and no movement on the salary schedule for experience in seven years it’s no wonder many teachers are leaving Gilbert and moving to other districts.“
Click HERE to read Mr. Plumb’s misleading statement, which appears on page 26 in the Publicity Pamphlet.
The Truth is that teachers have had 5 increases in pay in just the last 4 years, as follows:Click here to read more
- 13. Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Why does Arizona Rank #48 in Per Pupil Spending?
You've heard the mantra, especially from newspaper editorials around Arizona, accusing the Legislature of "disgraceful, seemingly willful abandonment of our public schools." (See Payson Schools facing Tough Competition.) Arizona's news editors don't want you to know the "rest of the story," if it doesn't fit their Leftist world view. What are the facts?
The Arizona Tax Research Association (ATRA) has put together an 8-page document titled Arizona K-12 School Finance Statistics: Providing Context to a Complex Measurement, that provides factual information relating to the reasons and fallacies surrounding the commonly argued narrative that Arizona doesn't fund K-12 education adequately.
SummaryClick here to read more
- 14. Gilbert Wellness & Resources Center Proposal - One Resident's Opinion
It is concerning that the Town of Gilbert wants to get into a public/private partnership to offer healthcare. The proposal before the town council clearly states that one of the private agencies would “act as the lead agency and the Town’s management organization for daily operations for the facility.” The organizational chart has the Town of Gilbert at the top with all the private entities underneath. This isn’t just a matter of the town paying for the building and letting other private entities use it, it is actually a partnership.Click here to read more
- 15. Gilbert's Plan to Confiscate and Redistribute More of Your Family's Hard Earned Money
In a previous post, I noted that 5 of 7 Gilbert Council members earned themselves the rank of Heroes of Big Government by AFP-Arizona. Thursday night, they plan to reduce your individual liberty and prosperity even more by: 1) Confiscating more of your family's resources by raising your Secondary Property tax rate; and 2) Using tax dollars to join a "collective" effort to build the Gilbert Wellness & Resource Center, which will offer free and reduced services.
These 5 Council members will make it all sound very reasonable and "charitable." It would be, if they were using their own money, or if they encouraged you to give from your personal resources. But their idea of charity is stealing from you and giving it to someone else.Click here to read more