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Michael Harvey

Holts Summit

Dear Editor:

This morning I read the JCPS is hosting a new wave of town hall meetings to discuss more expansion to ease alleged overcrowding.

I just, in the last month, wrote two checks for real estate and property taxes. Of those taxes, $2,000 was dedicated to JCPS.

Before Linda and I decided to retire in 2014, we did our household bookkeeping to make sure we could financially manage.

This superintendent along with his puppet school board is on a mission to create a "Premier School System" regardless of how that impacts the financial well-being of the citizenry.

Some years ago, the city tried a blanket annexation that failed miserably. The Chamber of Commerce attempted a tax increase to fund their wish list. This also failed miserably. In both cases, the failures were attributed to trying to bite off way too much.

Over the past 40 years, the population of Jefferson City has increased by 10,000 residents. Not students, but total. This means the district has had all these years to satisfy their minimal needs. But no! The superintendent chooses to go for the grand slam.

In closing, Linda and I will not be going on nice vacations like we planned or improve our lives. Instead the law says we have to pay our taxes.

I will do all I can to convince our legislators that seniors in retirement should be tax exempt before we're all bankrupt.

I will also do all I can to convince anyone who will to recall the superintendent and replace the school board with self-thinkers.

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