Wednesday, October 20, 2021

Peters will call for fiscal responsibility

| October 10, 2021 1:00 AM

I’ve noticed over the 15 years I’ve lived here that the LPOSD board appears tone deaf to the concerns of the tax-paying public. This was highlighted at a meeting when a retiree stated she was afraid she would be taxed out of her home. The response from a board member was to suggest she sell her home and move somewhere she could afford. I am sure that if an LPOSD administrator, like the CFO, retired after making $13,400.16 per month (not including benefits including retirement) their fear about being taxed out of their home would not be as great as it is for many in our community. I did ask about the CFO’S salary and received this terse response, “She’s worth it.” It’s interesting that this attitude is taken by a board that pays salaries and expenses from taxpayer monies.

If taxpayers express concerns about spending or levies, they’re often painted as “anti-children.”

Jalon Peters is running for the LPOSD board in order to represent everyone in our community, teachers, students, administrators and taxpayers, everyone who has a stake in education. He will call for fiscal responsibility and will encourage LPOSD to live within their budget and to view taxpayers as partners in education, not adversaries. Everyone deserves a seat at the table and Jalon Peters will seek to make this a reality. I look forward to this and wholeheartedly endorse Jalon Peters for school board.