The Antietam School District in Berks County is the latest to join the campaign to repeal Act 1.
The Antietam School Board voted 8-1 on Monday to send a letter to the state Legislature and Gov. Ed Rendell asking them to repeal the tax shift scheme and replace it with meaningful property tax relief.
The only Antietam board member to vote against the best interests of taxpayers was Julia Kleiman-Baer. Voters should remember that name when they go to the polls on May 15.
Antietam is now the eighth school district in Pennsylvania to seek repeal of Act 1.
Antietam joins the Governor Mifflin and Conrad Weiser school districts in Berks County in opposing Act 1. Other school boards that passed resolutions against Act 1 include Central Bucks, Pennsbury, Centennial and Bristol Township in Bucks County; and Coatesville in Chester County.
When will your school board start looking out for taxpayers instead of special interests that have driven up the costs of public education in Pennsylvania? Start writing letters and attending school board meetings to demand repeal of Act 1.
All 501 school districts in Pennsylvania should adopt the Act 1 repeal resolution and demand an end to the Act 1 shell game approved by the Legislature and signed by Gov. Rendell. Find out if your state legislator supported Act 1 and vote them out of office in 2008.
You can learn more about the flaws in Act 1 from the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition. The group's Web site is http://www.ptcc.us/