As a newcomer to Centre County and State College Area School District, I am very concerned about the upcoming high school renovation referendum and the fact that the county has not had a reassessment since 1994.
How can I, as a voter, make an informed decision without knowing the facts?
I read that I should assume an additional $180 a year in tax for the renovation project, but I do not know the effect of reassessment on my property and I do not know when that might happen.
I am not thrilled with the idea of reassessment, but it is required by law, and the longer it is put off the more drastic the changes will be.
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The county needs to move forward with the reassessment before I can vote for a referendum, and the county needs to move to a 10-year reassessment schedule to avoid the drastic changes some taxpayers could face.
The school district needs a new school, but I cannot vote for something when I do not know what it will really cost.
Earl Moore, State College