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Isn’t this a bad time to ask for a tax increase with inflation, pandemic and rising property values already causing higher costs?

There’s never a really good time. The decision is based upon critical needs, and teachers are dealing with inflation just like everyone else. The district, like many industries, is facing staff shortages. We are losing teachers for a variety of reasons, and we currently have almost 400 teacher vacancies. We believe the needs of our students and teachers should be our first consideration.