Tax ice to save jobs
YourVoice: It is awful to hear teachers may be layed off due to lack of funding. There is a Nevada tax code that states Ice that is 10 pounds or more is taxable. I have purchased Ice at Walmart, Lee's Liquor and other retailers that are not charging tax. Ice a few years ago was typically sold in 7 pound bags. As the product increased in size the tax laws were not reviewed. This could amount to a lot of money and save 10-20 teacher jobs!
They need to honor their agreement
YourVoice: I was shocked to hear Kim's comment this morning stating that times are tough all over the state, and teachers should accept the pay freeze. What about teachers like me, who have spent over 15,000 dollars getting the additional education to qualify for those pay increases. Should I then be allowed to default on those loans? Of course not, I have to pay them back, and the district needs to honor the agreement they made to me.
Tell the whole story
YourVoice: Why don't news people report the entire story regarding the teacher layoff situation? All the public hears from you is that teachers want raises even if it means layoffs. What you don't report is that the larger concern has to do with the district trying to do away with the non-profit Teacher's Health Trust and force the teachers to sign up with a for-profit insurance company. Also, the district is trying to renege on their promise to compensate teachers who have laid out tens of thousands of dollars from their own pockets to further their education. Please tell the whole story or don't report on it at all.