With snow falling outside and a forecast indicating significantly more was to come, there would have been reason enough for people to stay home, but more than 150 Delphos school district residents did venture out to attend a public meeting on the March primary Delphos board of education request for approval of a one-half percent income tax at the Career Technical Center, and I applaud all of them for taking time to hear the districts case for passage of the issue and an explanation of a budget deficit problem that first surfaces at the end of the current school year, and grows far worse over the next 5 years. Proponents spent 90 minutes answering any and all questions they got on the circumstances that lead to the district’s current financial woes and the impact that balancing the district budget without new local revenue would have on students. I think they did a good job explaining some very complicated issues. If you live in the Delphos school district and want to make an informed decision on the issue, you will have another opportunity to attend a public meeting on the proposal next Monday night at 7:00 O’clock at the Delphos Knights of Columbus hall. I think attending would be well worth your time. That’s the way I see it.