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RVC School District Breaks Down Tax Impact of Improvement Bond

Vote to take place on March 19 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Side High School.

The following is from the Rockville Centre School District website in regards to the March 19 school improvement bond vote:

As determined by the Nassau County Assessor’s Office, the average home value in Rockville Centre is $532,000.

The tax impact of a on the average home in the Rockville Centre School District -- assuming $20 million at 4 percent for 30 years and $25.926 million at 3.5 percent for 20 years -- is $128.

Tax impact on other properties:

Property Assessed Value Increase Due to Bond $400,000 $97 $600,000 $145 $800,000 $193 $1,000,000 $242

The vote will take place on March 19 from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. at South Side High School.

Fiona Baily February 27, 2013 at 12:56 AM
Dear Margaret, I don't understand it. Every year our school taxes go up. Last year there was a tax cap,which I totally agreed with. This year the school district will have another school tax cap. So the special interest, the rich parents of RVC come up with a bond plan to get everything they want for their children. What more do they want?, better athletics, better national academic ratings, no. I am quite satisfied with the amount of taxes we pay for a state champion athletic program and a national rated district, number 22 in the nation. It is the few special interest parents that want all 25,000 of us to pay for their blind spending increase. Please, I hope someone will speak for people like me who are not one of the chosen ,but part of the majority. We can not spend any more money on frills and perks for these people when people can't afford it. I will of course vote no on the bond. Hopefully, I can get some of my girlfriends to vote with me. Good Night,
penman February 27, 2013 at 03:46 AM
Fiona, I agree with you. And you have to remember that the 2% tax cap has so many exceptions that this years increase in the tax levy (the money you and I actually pay) is over 3.5%. Thats for the annual budget. Tack another 4+ percent incease for the bond each and every year and we are looking at 8% tax increases for many years to come. At what point do the high taxes prove to be an albatross on the backs of the homeowners?
rvc_esq February 27, 2013 at 01:46 PM
@rvcmother, you mention a greenhouse. I'm not aware of a greenhouse that you mention. Can you provide more information? @penman, your financial incite is helpful, the article tries to state that the increases will be minimal, yet when you combine the increase with future tax increases we are going to be taxed right out of a competitive housing market, our homes will begin to depreciate to compensate for the high taxes, less money in the end in our pockets, yet admin will be laughing all the way to the bank with their money they stole from us.
rvcmother February 27, 2013 at 04:14 PM
Greenhouse is a program for rvc high school students. These are the kids who Burris is afraid won't graduate because of a variety of issues. They go to this program which is in a commercial property somewhere on Sunrise Highway. Then miracle of all miracles they graduate and our 100% graduation rate is still intact. After spending $45 mil they haven't found a way to bring these kids back on campus...disgraceful how they treat the forgotten children.
Fiona Baily February 28, 2013 at 04:12 AM
I don't know if it's right or wrong that the Greenhouse program is off Campus. I always think it's a good idea to have all of our students together. This way AP children who have higher grades could partner with other children who struggle academically. If the Greenhouse children need help emotionally, maybe other children who don't,can include these children into their clubs and sports program. After all young kids should learn early that they can contribute and help by including everyone. So, everyone can remember High School as a positive experience. This will better prepare them for adulthood and the challenges they will have with work and building personal relationships in life. I don't know RVCmother what you mean by the forgot children. We as a community must never forget any of our children and be inclusive of all. Good Night,

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