To the editor:
I can’t believe we were $5 million short in taxes so our schools have to close. However, if this is true, I suggest:
- Consolidate schools, staff of state, city, county and school district officials.
- Take out bonds, if possible.
- Four-day school weeks.
- Use volunteer retired teachers, qualified parents or student teachers.
- The school district needs to sell its buildings and land it doesn’t use.
No needless spending on football, soccer fields, golf courses, homeless shelters, and Kansas University victory parties. None of these things should be done at the expense of the children’s education.
None of the government has any accountability in its spending and this mismanagement occurs.
Lawrence needs to attract businesses so jobs and the economy will flourish.