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Letter: Levy elephant

, 56573
Minnesota 222 2nd Avenue SE 56573
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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

Perham

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