We should be ashamed that we have not been paying enough taxes!
The Citizens for Sequim Schools and our school board continue to reference that our proposed new local tax rate ($3.85) is lower than the state average. This thinking is consistent with the “tax and spend” belief that we are not spending beyond our means, but rather that we are not taxed enough. Therefore, an 80 percent increase in our district’s tax rate is perfectly reasonable. Of course this is all about tax rates, not actual spending per student. It also ignores the fact that our median household income is well below the state average.
Does anyone really believe that we are under-taxed? I don’t.