Cut salaries in Niles schools before levy


In regards to the School System of Niles and its 9.5 percent school levy.

Niles Superintendent Ann Marie Thigpen makes more than $100,000 a year, and the senior citizens in Niles make a third of that amount. Should we all sell our homes and go homeless because we can’t pay our property tax? We have a strict budget to live by. I suggest the Niles board of education do the same.

When my children were in school, I supported them. Maybe the answer is higher taxes for the parents of schoolchildren. My children did not get free lunches in school, and if they desired to be active in sports the parents paid for that. There’s plenty of ways to cut back. Maybe a cut in pay is the answer instead of pay increases.