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Letter to the editor: Neager needed on Hempfield school board

As a mother of two in the Hempfield Area School District, a taxpayer and someone who’s spent her career in health care, I think candidate Debbie Zuzik Neager’s perspective is much needed on the Hempfield Area School Board.

The board, which has had a Democratic majority for as long as I can remember, has raised taxes on property owners almost every year for the last decade. According to the article “Hempfield schools, homeowners square off over property tax assessments” (Aug. 30, TribLIVE), the district tried to target specific people to pay more, which I find to be ridiculous.

I think it’s past time to actually put students first by electing people who aren’t tied to the teachers’ unions and education profession, but to parents and taxpayers who ultimately end up footing the bill.

Joan Murray


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