Support Beltz, Bowes, Schnell
Lehighton school district taxpayers,
So, you felt grand about voting for the “Hometown Team” in the primaries. How is that working out? Higher taxes (remember those signs posted before the primary? Something to the effect of raising taxes, not in our town?) Teachers scrounging for supplies because of bad financial decisions, “no comment” replies at the board meetings when asked meaningful questions, continuing to mislead the taxpayers. You should truly take the time to watch the archived videos of the board meetings to see the immaturity on full display by some of the people you voted for. All of these poor financial decisions were made by current board members who happen to be on the “Hometown Team”: Larry Stern, Wayne Wentz, Rita Spinelli.
Yes, there are new faces running and you’d have to say to yourself, if they are running on the same team, won’t they just act the same way? You watched as your tax bills went up with the cries of “for the children” but you see by the extremely damaged books, lack of school supplies, and other cost-cutting measures that it never was “for the children.” Nobody knows how you vote at the polls; you actually can make a difference and choose a different outcome.
We need to right the ship before our taxes go up even more because of the extremely poor financial decisions of the five and before they bring in new people to do even more damage with even more uninformed, wasteful spending. A question to ask yourself would be, “If I had a financial adviser and they kept wiping out my bank account and charging me more fees, would I keep hiring them?”
You have other choices and I implore you to vote for Rusty Beltz, and write in Barb Bowes and Byron Schnell. The decision is up to you. You can vote let the “Hometown Team” have unfettered access to your hard-earned money. Or you can vote for three people who will stop throwing money into the vast wasteful pit of lies and direct it to where it matters most, the educators and children of our once proud school district.