At the February 22 Board of Supervisors meeting, Battlefield District Supervisor Chris Yakabouski introduced the motion to set the real estate tax rate at $0.7377 to ensure level funding. Frazier introduced a substitute motion to have a higher tax rate. Yakabouski voted against the higher tax rate.
Why do we mention this? Yakabouski is on a path to making the school board members look bad. We predict that Yakabouski is going to blame the school board when he votes to not give the Superintendent’s 8 plus million-dollar budget gap to the schools. Why do we think this way? Yakabouski talks about helping schools. Yet, Yakabouski introduced and voted for the lower tax rate so that he has no wiggle room to say he helped the schools. So, he has to blame someone.