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LETTER TO EDITOR: Previous letter based on facts; not half-truths

I read with interest the letter to the editor in last week's Focus from Mr. Sailer. Re-reading my letter, there was no reference to nine full-time coaches or only nine coaches for the school. Besides other coaches, there are nine paid coaches who appear to have no other affiliation with the school (such as teaching). There was no insinuation that coaches are overpaid. I merely stated a fact based upon information received from the district that nine coaches' salaries were approximately $32,617. That would average approximately $3,625 for each for the year. I know that not all nine of the coaches to which I am referring makes that amount individually. Some make more or less depending upon the activity and if they are part-time.

Mr. Sailer states I suggest that the levy is going to athletics. Re-read my letter. I questioned what the levy would be used for (i.e. athletics, salaries, or the 17 percent left over from the budget of approximately $13,000,000).

You label me uninformed and manipulative. You, sir, do not even know me! I wrote with facts - not suggestions or half-truths and have not "made anything up!" I can understand that you are biased. Your livelihood may be in jeopardy. But, so is mine if this levy goes through, and your opinion is not the only opinion. I have a right to voice my opinion whether you like it or not!

I read Tamara Uselman's interesting article. According to the tax schedule, they say that a mere $5.67 per month is all that it will cost for a home valued at $100,000. Not addressed are those of us who will pay 10 times that amount per month because we pay on our home, all of our land and all of our cabins on a resort resulting in $60+ per month!

I'm sure there are those who would like to discredit me, but I haven't written a lie before and I'm not going to start now. It's a shame that school personnel are using such labels for people who express a different thought or opinion than they do. So, is this what our "children" are learning?