Your story about the petition seeking to put the "nickel tax" passed by the Boyle County Board of Education on the ballot left me with a head full of questions: Does Mr. Galbreath have children in the school system and, if so, has he ever visited their schools? Has he ever picked them up from the central campus or from either Perryville or Junction City elementary schools and noticed the traffic problems at all three places? Has he noticed that Woodlawn and the middle school are overcrowded?
Nobody likes taxes, especially when they feel like the money is wasted. That is definitely not the case here, and I worry that Mr. Galbreath and the others who are signing this petition are having a knee-jerk reaction to the word "tax." Before the petition reaches your door, please consider the following points:
* Our school board members are elected by us to represent us. Their meetings are open and they invite input from all of us. The members and the superintendent are easily accessible. If you have a problem with something they have done, there are ways to make your voice heard and to be a part of the decision-making process.