Letters to the Editor

County should stop schools tax increase

On May 14, the Beaufort County Board of Education approved a budget for a technology initiative and staff increases to be funded by a tax increase on non-owner occupied homes.

Ironically, this same group of non-owners cannot vote to have their voices heard on such an unconscionable recommendation.

I hope Beaufort County Council, as it did last year, will do the right thing and challenge the school board to find a way to do its job without engendering class warfare.

Perhaps the students should contribute to the technology they will benefit from. Perhaps teachers should not be paid for their time on the job, but rather for their performance on the job. Or maybe, just maybe, they should just do what everyone else does in these difficult economic times, and that is, make do with what they have.

Bill Feraudo

Freehold, N.J.

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