In reading the page 7 article in the February 2 edition of the Herald Democrat titled “District revisits LCIS BEST application,” I find it amazing that there was apparently no discussion in the meeting around the impact of the various options for the intermediate school on the property owners of Lake County. 

It seems that the board remains completely committed to a new building with no consideration for the present increased tax burden as a result of the high school and elementary school bond issues. In addition, we are currently paying significant taxes toward the brand new failing hospital. Has the board even considered that this spring’s valuation increases will very likely trigger large increases in the base property tax levels? There is a point at which it becomes unsustainable for home owners to shoulder the burden of additional dream projects which do not track with the economic realities and limited tax base of Lake County. The school board should take this burden much more seriously when setting their plans for the intermediate school. 

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