Tuesday, April 24, 2007

22 school districts oppose Act 1

Two more school boards (Daniel Boone in Berks County and William Penn in Delaware County) approved the resolution calling for the repeal of Act 1 Monday evening.

With the Delaware County addition, all counties surrounding Philadelphia now have at least one Act 1 condemnation school district, according to David Baldinger of the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition.

What about the rest of you out there? Act 1 is a sham that will hurt the majority of taxpayers in your school district. Every school board in Pennsylvania should adopt the resolution calling for repeal of Act 1 and lobby legislators to get rid of this sorry excuse for legislation.

Here's the of school districts that are putting their taxpayers first:

Act 1 Resolution Schools

1) Antietam (Berks)

2) Armstrong (Armstrong)

3) Boyertown (Berks/Montgomery)

4) Brandywine Heights (Berks)

5) Bristol Township (Bucks)

6) Canton (Bradford/Lycoming/Tioga)

7) Catasauqua (Lehigh/Northampton)

8) Centennial (Bucks)

9) Central Bucks (Bucks)

10) Coatesville (Chester)

11) Conrad Weiser (Berks)

12) Daniel Boone (Berks)

13) Exeter (Berks)

14) Governor Mifflin (Berks)

15) Palmyra (Lebanon)

16) Pennsbury (Bucks)

17) South Williamsport (Lycoming)

18) Tunkhannock (Wyoming)

19) William Penn (Delaware)

20) Wilson (Berks)

21) Wyalusing Area (Bradford)

22) Wyomissing (Berks)

For more information about the anti-Act 1 movement and to read a copy of the resolution, go to the Pennsylvania Taxpayers Cyber Coalition Web site at There's also an Act 1 calculator at the site that you can use to "see how this useless shift will affect your total school tax bill."

The PTCC supports the Plan for Pennsylvania's Future as the only workable solution to Pennsylvania's property tax mess.

It's time to end the charade that Gov. Ed Rendell and his supporters in the Legislature have supported over the past four years. Contact your state lawmaker today and insist that the Plan for Pennsylvania's Future (also known as the Commonwealth Caucus Plan) get a fair vote in the Legislature.

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