Friday, February 16, 2007

A School District With Low Taxes and No Schools

The New York Times
Just to be clear, Patrick Flynn says he loves public education. He just does not like the idea of paying for it.

So when it came time last November for the expanding, unincorporated desert community of Troon to choose between joining a nearby school district, and paying higher property taxes to help finance it, or starting its own, Mr. Flynn led the movement that created the Christopher Verde School District.

Not that the Christopher Verde district will have any schools, teachers or, apparently, students.

The children of Troon will continue to attend nearby schools. And thanks to a loophole in Arizona law, the grown-ups of Troon will continue to avoid paying property taxes in those districts, which makes officials in the districts less than mirthful.
Some people aren't big fans of property taxes for public education.