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Middle school levy a burden on Baker

To the editor:

The silent majority looks at the school bond levy:

$20 million plus, a considerable amount.

Small Baker district tax base, 8,000 plus.

Average income, $25,000-plus.

Real possibility of a another bond issue in a few years to build a fourth elementary school to replace sturdy old Churchill School, worth $1.3 million, sold recently for $200,000-plus.

Real possibility of many other school emergencies requiring further levies in the coming years.

The $100,000-plus already spent on this school issue that would certainly look good now in the form of repairs that could have been made to the middle school.

There are other solutions to the middle school problem.

$20 million-plus over many years will certainly become a big burden for many of our struggling taxpayers.

Dixie Ferguson

Baker City


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