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School Board Members Should Fully Explain Their Votes

I attended the meeting of the Spring Cove School District Board of Directors on Monday, June 17. I was there because the board was going to vote on whether to hire my daughter Helena as a 7th-Grade English teacher.

Before the vote on hiring, the board had to deal with the question of where to set the tax rate for the 2024-25 school year and then vote on the resulting annual budget.

I spent about 25 years attending and writing about government and school board meetings as a reporter so the discussion around the tax and budget votes was familiar to me.

During my years covering Altoona City Counc...


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