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Letter: Levy elephant

,Minnesota 56573
Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573

Another year another levy...

The elephant in this room that is never discussed is teacher wages. If the levy is voted down that means a wage freeze for everyone, and me. Our income will stay the same due to nonew property taxes.

If the levy is voted in, that means a wage cut for everyone by increasing our property taxes over five years.

The teachers and faculty are at a wage freeze and are not looking at a wage cut. The elephant in the room is why not? The budget for the school is $15,000,000 per year and 70 percent goes for wages to 104 teachers and staff. The national average wage for teachers is $44,000 per year.

Is this levy truly for the kids or the teachers? If the teachers and faculty are not willing to take a wage cut don't ask me and everyone in this school district to.

Mike Wasche