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We are all looking to reduce our tax burden, yet the school district doesn’t seem to understand that. So we need to demonstrate to Dr. Johnson that not only is there no money for a tax increase, but that we want our tax burden decreased. We want a budget that is lower than last year’s. The only way to do this is to vote “no” on the bond and on the budget until Dr. Johnson decreases spending and we get a smaller tax bill. Send him the message. Vote “no”.

Marc Wieman

Rockville Centre

Why have a bond at all?

To the Editor:

Each year the RVC School District is required by state law to mail specific information to qualified voters six days in advance of the annual budget vote. This is a one-page notice that gets mailed to our home.

In the third paragraph of this one-page notice, it states that there is an administrative component, a program component and a capital component for the proposed school year budget.

The capital component amount is $10,781,668 in the current (2012-13) budget. It was $10,855,368 in the previous (2011-12) budget, $10,568,099 in the 2010-11 budget and $10,258,291 in the 2009-10 budget of $90,065,564.

The capital component for the proposed 2013-14 budget of $102,118,352 should, once again, be $10 million or more.

The capital component is for building improvements.

The capital component for just the last four school budgets, plus the 2013-14 proposed budget, amounts to at least $52,463,426.

In addition, Governor Cuomo has stated numerous times that the more affluent Long Island school districts (like RVC) have tens of millions of dollars in reserve funds.

So why do our Board of Education and school administration require an additional $45.9 million for building improvements?

One last thing: There is no free $15 million with this school improvement bond (as the full page advertisement in the March 7-13 Herald stated). We, the RVC school district taxpayer, shall be obligated to pay in full the $45.9 million dollars plus interest!

Vote “no”!

Russ Grogan

Rockville Centre

We need to support the bond

To the Editor:


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RVC is most likely the worst selfish in the world. In the aftermath of sandy, filthy dirty hungry folks whose homes were destroyed found out a week or two later that RVC folks were in the bars, out to dinner, laughing and enjoying life.

Red Cross, Fema, Mormans, folks from all over USA flew to Southshore to help in devastation

Selfish RVC could care less. RVC rec was too buy doing gymnastics to volunteer space, laundermats would not stay open late to help us wash clothes, RVC police would give out tickets to folks trying to use station while long beach line was closed.

I would never live or raise children there.

Tuesday, March 26, 2013 | Report this

Sandeep - This is probably one of the most disturbing and disappointing things to see in an editorial. Rockville Centre residents have helped countless victims of Sandy by providing food, clothes and shelter to those in need. Rockville Centre Recreation Center opened its doors with donations (food and clothing) as well as vans and trucks. Rockville Centre opened school availability to misplaced students for months and continue to do so. This was all done even in the face of RVC residents losing their own homes or their parents homes. I understand you have gone through an awful situation but your anger is unfounded and pointed in an incorrect direction.

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