School boards need tax power and more letters to the editors

School boards need tax power

After [witnessing] 50 years in the classroom and 30-plus seasons coaching wrestling and soccer, the TFP's recent Sunday coverage of athletics in Hamilton County public schools said it all. Great job, Stephen Hargis. No matter what the politicians or central office people say, county athletics have been on the decline for at least 30 years with little to look forward to unless some major changes occur. Beside the solutions stated in the articles, I suggest the following:

1. When the Board of Education is given the power to tax, like most other school boards in the country, the district will get the funds they need to operate. They will be accountable to voters for how they spend the money through elections.

2. When public school coaches stop scheduling the private schools in all sports, parents will not have anything to compare.