Thursday, November 6, 2014

State releases performance scores for Lancaster County schools

And they don't look good for Columbia.  High school scores are near the bottom again.  The only consolation is they're not as bad as last time: up 1.5%.

Go HERE for more information.

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  1. Oh well...can't win them all.

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  2. Some of the highest taxes in the county and probably state and this is what it buys us.

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  3. WOOHOO way to go Columbia! 3rd lowest score with the highest taxes......

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  4. more reason to consolidate the schools.

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  5. You want to know where the poverty is in this state, just look where the failing schools are on this list. Segregation by school district.

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  6. Yes, the tax rate is much higher than most BUT our prosperities are assessed at much lower than other areas. If I were to take my home and drop it on a piece of land in West Hempfield, I would be paying about the same amount in taxes simply because the assessment would be higher.

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    1. That's funny. Using realestate comparisons it is cheaper in West Hempfield than Columbia, comparing apples to apples. The property has higher value in West Hempfield but the taxes are lower.

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    2. You must be blind and dumb.....

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    3. Why do you think people are moving out of columbia and going to Hempfild.

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    4. Exactly! The officials need to pull their heads out of the sand and do what is best for the students and community. CHANGE IS NEEDED FOR THE BETTER, WHETHER YOU LIKE CHANGE OR NOT.

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  7. It sure would be nice if people would think before they write. Maybe this is a councilman or school board member who is trying to convince people (or should I say bs people) into thinking the tax rate in Columbia is know different than elsewhere.

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  8. My son lives in west hempfield and pays 1500.00 dollars in property tax. A home of the same size and in a less desirable area is currently for sale in Columbia with property taxes of 2,546.00 dollars. There are no school buses in Columbia, therefore none of our tax dollars are going toward the purchase, maintenance, gasoline, and salaries for drivers. That money is free to go elsewhere and we're still not ahead.

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