School taxation subsidizes others

The point that I want to pick up on, is the levy of school taxes against the homeowners who don’t have “any children" ...

Re: Letter by John Skorupa, Feb. 2.

The point that I want to pick up on, is the levy of school taxes against the homeowners who don’t have “any children,” or children currently in school.

I have paid school taxes for 36 years and have had my children in the school system for 16 of those years, of which, I have no problem paying those taxes.

However, school taxation on home owners who do not have children in school or don’t have children, is unfair taxation to subsidize those that don’t pay their fair share of taxes for their children’s education.

In these “monster homes,” where at least two families dwell with possibly numerous children, or in single apartments or complexes, some pay one school tax or none at all.

Families that have children should pay school taxes based on the number of children they have attending school.

This would eliminate the monster house, multi-family dwelling problem of only paying one tax, when in fact, they may have six children attending school and should be paying on the basis of child attendance, not the fact that they are a homeowner.

Levies of school taxes are currently assessed to a homeowner, even those without children or children in school.

I currently pay over $1,100 per year in school taxes, subsidizing monster home families and others with school children.

Undoubtably, during the course of my children in school, people were paying school taxes as well, possibly subsidizing me to some extent, even though I was paying school taxes at the time.

I’m not inferring that I don’t want to pay any school tax, as we all know how much things cost today, but it would be nice to pay less school tax if others paid their fair share according to the number of children they have attending school.

Jack Langstaff

Abbotsford News

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