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Posted: Tuesday, January 4, 2011 2:00 am

Ballots will be mailed Thursday for Marion School’s $2.2 million bond election.

Voters in the Marion School District must decide whether they will support the request, which will pay for an 11,955-square-foot expansion. Ballots must be returned to the school by Jan. 25.

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          Welcome to the discussion.

          5 comments:

          • houndy65 posted at 10:54 am on Tue, Jan 4, 2011.

            houndy65 Posts: 15

            The kids get a poor education, my kids have received a super education here in Marion. The kids get more attention than they would in a crowded city school. Marion has been awarded educational awards in the last few years. The city schools are all ready full, close the rural schools is absolutely absurd. We people that live in the country enjoy our schools and the community. The kids have values and learn values that have been lost in the city schools. The facts are, the school needs to have a addition, we have kids in a basement, kids in a trailer. So, If voters approve the request, property taxes on a home with an assessed value of $100,000 would increase by about $48 a year. Annual taxes on a home with a $150,000 assessed value would go up by about $72. That isn't much per day, I don't find that to bad, even though the economy and with unemployment really bad. I say come take a look at the Marion school for your self and see for your self what the conditions are like. Call one the trustees and ask about the school, they are all normal hard working people who care about the kids in the Marion school district.

             
          • Roark posted at 10:48 am on Tue, Jan 4, 2011.

            Roark Posts: 246

            Here we go again. Taxpayers are being used as an unlimited rescource to be plundered to fund a government controlled school. There is NO right to education, esp. when the mandated and forced hand of the state is involved. The realm of idea's belongs in the private field of trading value for value. Education is not a right. Think of the children; do you want your child to know that mans own money has been plundered by the force of government so that a state compliant teacher can teach him gov't approved curriculum?

             
          • michael posted at 9:58 am on Tue, Jan 4, 2011.

            michael Posts: 550

            Think of the children. They need an education regardless of unemployment. Where do the children spend the majority of each day? At school of course, it should be a comfortable place for them to be. A handicapped accessible bathroom? That's not even an option, that is a law. For only an additional $48. a year on your taxes, the children and the community receive 5 extra rooms. There should be no question.

             
          • benznd123 posted at 9:54 am on Tue, Jan 4, 2011.

            benznd123 Posts: 222

            Absolutely ridiculous. ALL of these rural schools need to be CLOSED!! The quality of education in these schools is abysmal. Everyone tries their best, but their best is not even close to enough. These kids leave these rural schools totally unprepared for the world of competition with Asian students, especially in the sciences and math. These kids and many others are subject to subpar educations because their parents are anti-tax. There should be a LAW! Come-on People, wake up..............

             
          • james posted at 8:58 am on Tue, Jan 4, 2011.

            james Posts: 516

            stupid move with unemployment at all time high and no recovery in sight

             

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