Letter to the editor | Vote no on State College high school referendum

May 14, 2014 


State College Area High School north building, March 7, 2014.


State College voters have an opportunity May 20 to send a strong message to the school board. The referendum for a 7.2 percent tax increase to fund a palatial high school building should be soundly rejected. Our existing buildings are less than 60 years old and could be completely rehabilitated for a fraction of what the board is proposing to spend.

How many buildings on Penn State’s campus are far older than 60 years and are still in use and functioning well? The solution is proper and timely maintenance — something this board apparently does not understand.

Senior citizens and others on fixed incomes should not be compelled to see their already high property taxes escalate to the point where many folks will be in danger of losing their homes. Tell the school board to go back to the drawing board. They have wasted too much taxpayer money already.

Brian Kaleita

State College

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