“We love your hard earned tax dollars”
“Wealth distribution never gets old”
“No dreaded private sector for us”
Bolduc & Bracci would like to remind Collier County parents and taxpayers of four documented facts:
- In June 2016, Collier County School Board member, Roy Terry, voted “yes” in a 3-2 vote to approve a $976 million budget which increased your taxes by nearly $90 million for the 2016-17 school year.
- In June 2017, Collier County School Board Chair, Roy Terry, voted “yes” in a 4-1 vote to approve a $1.05 billion budget which increased your taxes by nearly $74 million for the 2017-18 school year.
- In November 2017, Roy Terry, votes “yes” in a 3-2 vote to spend more of your tax dollars to sue the Republican dominated Florida Legislature over House Bill HB 7069 which directs, among other things, that School Districts share capital dollars with Charter Schools at an equal level to all schools in a District.
- Roy Terry is the only member of the current School Board to vote to increase your taxes by $164 million over the last two years, and vote to sue the Republican dominated Florida Legislature over capital funds to Charter Schools.
Now, fast forward to this week, and the Naples Daily News pens an article, Charter schools in Collier County fear losing revenue from public district, which details the total capital outlay sharing by Superintendent Kamela Patton’s Administration and Charter Schools amounts to a whopping $4 million.
That’s right, the Naples Daily News, the Teachers Union, the Democrat Party and Superintendent Kamela Patton all promoted an increase in your taxes by $164 million over the last two years, then promoted joining a lawsuit to stop Charter Schools, many vastly outperforming traditional public schools in measurable student achievement scores, because they didn’t want to share $4 million of the $1.05 billion they receive from you, the taxpayer.
You’d think Roy Terry would be more interested in addressing the fact that 25 out of 33 Elementary Schools in Collier County score 66% or below in Grade 5 English Language Arts Reading Proficiency. That’s right, 76% of Elementary Schools in Collier County score D-Level or F-Level in Grade 5 Reading and Writing Proficiency.
The “M” in Roy M. Terry must stand for “Money”…….”Your Money” misspent to prop-up the Billion dollar Education fiasco known as the bloated Kamela Patton Administration.