Facebook posts on ballot issue

Commenting on a link The Sunbury News shared.

Gwenna Dunson

June 30 at 11:54 a.m.

100% voting yes again

Jennifer McFarland

June 29 at 10:30 a.m.

Vote Yes. You can’t put a price tag on the value of a good education.

AMEN… Fix the infrastructure, plan for green space, widen roads. At least the schools are planning for our children.

Traci Fravel

June 29 at 8:11 a.m.

Please vote yes! I am a BW grad. I clearly remember a levy not passing. We had 36 kids in a class in elementary school. I remember what a struggle that year was. Please remember that your vote may affect a child’s outcome who doesn’t get a voice.

Brook Skinner

June 28 at 9:26 p.m.

I am not for voting no for our schools…our children need a good place to learn. What makes me the most angry is the amount of growth that Sunbury is allowing without proper planning. It is time for this area to get a proper city manger and a person who can really understand the growth for this area.

Christine Hoffman-Ulmer

June 28 at 7:39 p.m.

Yes, you can’t turn your backs on progress.

Rachel Snyder

June 27 at 11:15 p.m.

9.2 billion is on the chopping block from the federal government for school funding. Who gets to make up the difference? This leaves the ball in our court even more so. The best part is that these cuts are coming from many people who never even attended public schools nor do they have a background in education. Back to the local issue, go visit the schools and check it out for yourself. My daughter was 5th grade classroom barely had enough room to walk around in, which was the same classroom that I had for English with plenty of room. But then again, we had three grade levels in a school that’s now full with only two grade levels. They have had to reopen two older buildings to make room for the growing number of students. You can’t expect to have more families move in the area and not have enough room to accommodate them in the schools. Do I like paying higher taxes? Not particularly, especially as a single mom, but the benefits to the students far outweigh the alternative outcome. This is not about sticking it to the “Man,” this is for the students’ future in the growing community that we are a part of in the Big Walnut District.

John Garwood

June 27 at 10:24 p.m.

More families means more income tax for the district, we have had enough with rising taxes. No More!!!!

Miranda Marcus

June 27 at 9:56 p.m.

Remember, even if you don’t have children, your property value increases from the benefit of having a good local public school. Protect your investment, vote Yes.

Rachel Snyder

June 27 at 7:44 p.m.

Please vote Yes! My children are BW students and I have substitute and student taught in the Intermediate, Middle School and High School the last two years. The intermediate school is ridiculously full, the cafeteria is almost at capacity (H.S. as well with three full lunch periods already) and in need of remodeling, both inside and out, especially in regards to AC/heating units (the high school too!), bugs, toilet issues, etc. You either freeze or you roast in every season depending on what room you’re in and what building you are in (for the intermediate and H.S.). In the last few years, each of my daughters’ classes have increased by almost five students during the course of the year. I have seen exponential growth during the course of the last two years and all three schools that I have worked in as more and more people are moving into the district. As a Harlem Township resident and 1998 BW grad who moved back to take over my childhood home, I was surprised and disappointed to find out when I moved back that the levy traditionally does not pass in Harlem Township even though the amount of new homes builds literally has been increasing every other week (and not cheap homes either!). I hope that Big Walnut area residents take a serious look at the numbers and statistics because they are no joke! Many of the students and children will be the next generation of people taking over our jobs and maintaining our way of life in our community. This is our opportunity and responsibility to make sure that the children within our community are able to get the best education possible. Please consider all the facts and statistics at hand and if you are unsure or have questions, contact the district offices or address them at school board meetings.

Amy Strohm

June 27 at 6:30 p.m.

Vote yes!! They already have to bring in modules for at least one of the elementary schools next year! We are growing faster than expected!

Phillip Monticue

June 22 at 9:39 a.m.

Well once again they are FORCING SENIORS and low income residents to VOTE NO once again on the SCHOOL KIDS because of POOR MANAGEMENT they think there is no bottom to the MONEY WELL they will threaten to cut programs no more busses little Johny and Susie will have to walk.

Carla Matthews

June 22 at 9:19 a.m.

What I don’t understand is this: The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled (more than once) that funding schools by property taxes is unconstitutional. Why isn’t this levy unconstitutional? Why has nothing changed since the court rulings? I will be voting no.

Jane Jackson

May 27 at 5:28 p.m.

Here we go again property owners…remember to vote no!

Sometimes we have to make do with what we have. The Ohio Supreme Court has ruled that financing schools on the back of property owners is unconstitutional. Have you been down to the State House lately to demand a change? Farmers are facing historically low prices for their crops this fall. More taxes will be unbearable for them and for many other property owners on fixed incomes. Go for a sales tax!

For heavens sake, vote this huge levy down! BW defeated one the same size last Nov. Your property taxes will go sky high.

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Editor’s Note: After we published stories in print about Big Walnut Local Schools returning to the ballot in November, we got a lot of responses on Facebook. We thought we’d share some of them.