Millard Public Schools

I am a retiree living on a fixed income. Right now, property taxes consume about 85 percent of one month’s net income for me. I recently received a 7 percent increase, like so many others, which will increase my tax liability. If the Millard schools tax levy override is approved, that will hit me with more taxes. With that, I can probably say goodbye to one entire month’s income.

Now I learn that the Metropolitan Utilities District will be announcing a rate increase for water and gas.

The Millard Public Schools board and administrators should manage their budget based on their current tax income, just like I have I have to manage mine.

Financially, I cannot vote for the levy override proposal.

Ernie Quist Sr., Omaha

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