It's not that often a local governing body engages in a serious debate in as open a way as the Niagara Falls School Board did on Tuesday night.
Board members spent nearly an hour talking about the district's financial position, and whether things are going to be so bad for the 2015-16 budget that the district should raise taxes at least a little bit for the upcoming school year.
In other words, soften the blow a year from now by increasing taxes a smaller amount now.
Board members openly talked about a key component of such a proposal - would enough voters approve it at the polls?
Since the district is already at its limit under the state tax cap, 60 percent of voters would have to say yes in order for it to be approved.
Here's the audio of the discussion on a potential tax increase:
Here's the story from Tuesday night summarizing the discussion.