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SCHOOLS: Peninsula comparison isn’t objective

Letter by Mike Hirko, Gig Harbor on Jan. 9, 2012 at 12:27 pm | 2 Comments »
January 9, 2012 12:27 pm

In comparing school districts the Citizens For Peninsula Schools proudly proclaims that Peninsula ranks lowest in 2011 comparable levy and bond rates among 20 neighboring school districts in Pierce and Kitsap counties.

This is not transparency but rather a blatant attempt to obfuscate.

Levy rates say nothing about the effectiveness or the efficiency of school districts as some districts have higher priced housing than others resulting in higher taxes.

Taxpayers need an objective source to inform them on the bottom line of school district comparisons. How do the districts compare in the overall cost per student? How effective have the districts been in teaching the kids?

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