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Letter: Do something to rein in local school taxes

People turn out to vote on Tuesday, May

People turn out to vote on Tuesday, May 19, 2015, on the school board, budget and issues at the Alverta B. Gray Schultz Middle School in Hempstead. Credit: Howard Schnapp

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has said rising property taxes are driving people off Long Island [“Get innovative to cut LI taxes,” Editorial, Feb. 22].

However, his shared-services plan fails to address school districts, which account for 70 percent of property tax bills.

When will school taxes get a serious look? If not soon, living on Long Island in the future is doubtful for this long-time resident.

Charles J. Puccio, Farmingville