Listen to the funeral-esque music and ponder the question: Are the Northwest schools about to enter the ghostly past of Canal Fulton/Lawrence Township?
If Canal Fulton's mayor John Grogan and Lawrence Township trustee Marvin Harbaugh are listened to by voters, the answer is likely yes.
Look at the following excerpt from The Independent in an article written by Michael Freeze:
To make matters more grim, the issue has not received much support from city and township officials.If readers will click through to The Independent article, it will be abundantly clear that the Northwest schools are on the brink of extinction.
“With the way today’s financial situation is going, I guess it all depends on how much your house is worth,” said Lawrence Township Trustee Richard Harbaugh. “If you’ve got a $150,000 property, (and the district is) asking for another $49 in taxes a month. There is a lot of people thinking, ‘Save the school, lose your house.’”
Canal Fulton Mayor John Grogan, who has children in the district’s elementary, middle and high schools, said he sympathizes with the district’s teachers and praises their work in the schools, but he believes the district is asking voters for too much.
52nd Ohio House candidate Richart Hart thinks that Stark County has too many school districts. If the Northwest levy fails, perhaps, Northwest will be the leading edge of consolidation to three school districts he proposes?
Isn't the Grogan/Harbaugh "failure to support" downright crazy? Leading political figures are not supporting the key Canal Fulton/Lawrence Township public institution? Unbelievable, heh?