Readers: Please be sure to read all the comments on this post. The bottom line is that our taxing entities locally, not just District 211, have legal ways to raise our taxes without a vote and get around any spending or tax limitations imposed by the legislature. We all need to understand how this works. Please add comments or ask questions in that comments thread.

Or email me. I protect your confidentiality. There’s a culture in this district where teachers, parents and others are concerned about social reprisals and being stigmatized and until that changes, at least by emailing me you can raise your questions and concerns without fear.

And thank you, Bill Lloyd, for being patient and forthcoming as we try to figure all this out.