To the Editor:
The Killeen Independent School District is about to give the citizens of Killeen, Harker Heights and Nolanville a tax bill of $426 million.
The article in the Killeen Daily Herald dated 12-1-2017 stated that the tax bill for a $143,000 home would be $244 a year of increased taxes for 30 more years.
On top of this the city of Killeen wants to have their own bond election and add even more taxes on us.
We are still paying taxes on a KISD bond from 2002 for the amount of $98.72 million. We still have 10 more years to pay on this one.
If they add this $426 million tax bill to us, we will be paying for 30 more years.
Here is what we get for our tax dollars. Three out of four high schools in the school district have failed. Killeen, Ellison, and Shoemaker all have an F grade and are ranked among the lowest scoring of all Texas high schools.
The average yearly salary of superintendents in KISD is $248,000 per year. According to Wikipedia the average income per person in Killeen is $20,095 per year.
I say we are taxed enough already (TEA). We should vote NO to the bond election on The May 5th ballot. The Killeen school district and the city of Killeen should not get any more tax dollars from us to waste on failed schools and bloated salaries.
It is time for the citizens of Killeen-Harker Heights to think about draining our own swamp and vote out of office those who continually raise our taxes.