Letter: Tipping the school voting scales
One letter writer is dismayed that it takes a 60 percent supermajority to exceed a school district's tax cap ["School vote -- and taxes," May 25]. He points out that even if half of voters approve exceeding the cap, their district's budget would fail.
He interprets this as favorable votes counting for less. Using this logic, can he explain why, if more than half the voters vote against a budget, that budget can be submitted for a second vote?
Do the "no" votes in this situation count for anything? Is there any other election in this country in which the people in power can call a do-over?
This is just another example of how the school districts have stacked the deck heavily in their favor.
Albert Gambino, Garden City South