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Letter to the Editor: School Board needs to make budget public

Last week the Board of Supervisors met to hear public comment on the budget. Very unfortunately the Shenandoah County School Board has submitted a budget but no one really knows what is in this budget as they will not make their budget available for public scrutiny.

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Letter to the Editor: It's not too early to plan for next Board of Supervisors election

On Tuesday, the gentlemen of the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors voted to increase the tax rate to support school funding. Three fourths of that funding is slated for pay increases.

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Letter to the Editor: Take another look at water service line protection

Recently, The Northern Virginia Daily published an article, "Authorities urge residents to read fine print on insurance requests," regarding mailings Frederick County residents received from Home Emergency Insurance Solutions offering protection for residential water service lines.

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Letter to the Editor: Delegates need to quit the fighting president

I have watched with keen interest the latest round of wrangling over local budgets and the need to raise taxes to cover public education expenses, tourism expenses, conservation expenses, salaries, pensions, etc.

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Letter to the Editor: No raises until performance improves

I have been inundated recently with emails from the Shenandoah County school superintendent telling me what superior work the division's employees are doing. The emails often cited some award that the division or an employee received. Unfortunately, a lot of those awards were from organizations with ties to school or teacher organizations.

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Letter to the Editor: We need ideas to hold the line on county budget

I went to the public hearing on the fiscal year 2015 Shenandoah County budget. At least that is what the very informative booklet we all got said. Although the budget had about 15 different categories listed, the entire discussion was about proper respect for our school teachers.

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Letter to the Editor: Invest in our future - approve the tax increase

You have probably noticed a divide between people for the 5.5 cent per $100 of assessed value increase to the real estate tax and those opposed.

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Letter to the Editor: Suggestions about farm tags, fair share in taxes, county workers

Here are a couple of suggestions on the subject of teachers vs. the Shenandoah County Board of Supervisors on raising revenue for higher salaries.

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Letter to the Editor: Support the School Board's 2015 budget

As a taxpayer, father of a second grader, and voter in Shenandoah County, I urge you to support the new school budget put forth by the Shenandoah County School Board.

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Letter to the Editor: Behavior of teachers in commentary is appalling

Same ol', same ol'. Tax increase needed for schools and the public meeting is held "in the school buildings row."

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