ROSE TREE MEDIA TAXPAYERS UNITED
AUGUST 30, 2016
MONTCO COURT of COMMON PLEAS orders LMSD to Rescind its 4.4 % Tax Hike for 2016-17
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The RTMTU is a non-partisan group of concerned taxpayers, committed to restoring fiscal responsibility and transparency in the governance of the Rose Tree Media School District. We feel the current governance, if left unchecked, will result in ever increasing property taxes with no commensurate increase in resources directed at the education of the children attending the schools. Our focus is on increasing fiscal responsibility, greater transparency of the school board of directors and a more effective dedication of available resources to the classroom. To accomplish this, we will work towards electing board members who are sensitive to the historic escalation of the budget and the effect on taxpayers; to increase awareness of the boards activities by encouraging increased attendance at board meetings and the broadcast of those meetings on public access channels; and, become a force for influencing state office holders to support legislation that helps achieve our stated mission.
APPALLING BEHAVIOR BY RTMSD MEMBER-Liz Schneider
In case you haven't visited the RTM Strong website, there is a new video from last night's video. The abuse given to Agnes Silverman while she was trying to ask a simple question about the status of Wigo's supposed shortened contract was unbelievable.
Also, a new experiment was tried by the RTMStrong group, using an app called Periscope which is free and available to all smart phones -- you can sign up with your phone number, select RTM Strong as the group you want to follow, and then tune in for live broadcast.
ARMAGEDDON IS UPON US
A "special" legislative meeting was held last night by RTMSD Board along with the regularly scheduled committee meeting. It was decided that the increase in school taxes would be at the State allowed Act 1 limit, 2.4%. That is not the surprise. The HORROR is that, due to the mismanagement of funding by the Board, i.e. prioritizing the restoration of the ballfields, etc., the "Fund Balance", which the Board has been tapping into to keep the tax increases within limits over the past few years, has just about dried up.
SO, STAY TUNED NEXT YEAR FOR A MASSIVE TAX INCREASE !
In the words of President O'Donnell, it is going to be an "UGLY" situation.
COMMITTED TO RESTORING FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY AND TRANSPARENCY TO THE ROSE TREE MEDIA SCHOOL DISTRICT
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