Yesterday I paid more than $50 for a tank of gas for the first time. Ever.

Ok, I know there are plenty of people who arrived at that milestone (and beyond) long ago. But it was still a unique experience for me and my credit card.

I only bring up this very minor bump in the universe because I hope our school board will keep statistics like that in mind when they vote on the budget tomorrow night.

At that meeting they likely will decree that the increase in the cost of living this year is 2%.

Just like it was last year. And the year before. And the year before. And…

Apologies for being a greedy teacher.