Category Archives: Your Money at Work

Sussex Tech Property Tax Increase?

By Staff Writer: Wolf von Baumgart General Assembly Considers Options The Delaware General Assembly met twice earlier this week to consider funding options for Sussex Technical High School District. The Sussex County Delegation (consisting of nine state representatives and five state senators) continues to study Sussex Tech’s impending financial crisis. Five budgetary proposals were originally included in a study attendant to House Concurrent Resolution 2, previously passed in January. Subsequently, other options have emerged for consideration. Sussex Tech administrators have been steadily seeking legislative approval to more than double the STHSD’s current property taxes over the last two years above the current limit as currently permitted by statute. Delaware's three state-created countywide vocational school districts are legally empowered to raise school taxes (with the Read more

Smart Savings

There are smart offsets to sequester cuts that would not devastate military training and readiness or hurt programs giving nutrition to the poor. Sequester has helped get our deficit under control despite the spendthrift, incompetent U. S. Senate. For 3 years, the GAO has been issuing a report requested by Oklahoma’s Senator Tom Coburn-R, showing the saving that could be had by stopping duplication of programs.  Money could actually go into programs instead of bureaucracy and the taxpayers could save many tens of billions a year.  These are cuts that everyone should welcome, yet only 22% of them have happened. Senator Chris Coons D-DE is on the budget conference committee, will he champion some smart cuts?

What’s the progress report?

I want to see this 1.1 million dollar food concession area. I can't wait to get a hot dog and hot chocolate at Smyrna High next year. I am just glad they didn't waste money on stupid stuff like bigger computer labs and libraries or letting a dreaded charter school get any money for educational buildings.  It's our money or it used to be.  By Ben Mace, Editor Smyrna/Clayton Sun-Times Posted Mar 23, 2010 @ 09:07 AM SMYRNA, Del. — The new concession stand building at the Smyrna High School football stadium will cost $1.1 million, but that’s actually less than expected. The Smyrna School District Board of Education approved the low bid from Kent Construction Company with a 4-0 vote at the March 17 board meeting at Smyrna High School. Board member Ron Eby didn’t attend because he was out of town. When district voters approved the referendum for additions to the high school, Read more