Always a good sign when our local taxing bodies are focused on reducing the property taxes we pay. We’re hopeful that OPRF will win a good share of new state grant funding dedicated to high-taxed districts. Possible that District 97 will get a small share, too.
However, we’re not likely to give either district any credit when they boast about ways they are returning tax dollars which they have improperly collected, via miscalculations or perversions of tax referendum hikes that citizens generously provided. District 200 drove up its obscene cash balance by actively scamming a loophole tied to a referendum. D97 erred in its calculations on a referendum and has been actively returning that money. Good for them, but its not like they’re doing taxpayers a favor.