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School board approves expansion plan for elementary schools

Peter Hancock, care to correct the mistaken impression given by your article?

September 10, 2013 at 4:03 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Mediation in school finance case unsuccessful

Here is how this whole thing went down (in my imagination).

School district plaintiffs: You are in violation of the state constitution because you are not meeting the K-12 school funding obligations under the state constitution. Pay up

Sam et al: We want to give you less money

School district plaintiffs: Piss off.

May 2, 2013 at 9:23 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Opinion: Leaders tout benefits of school plan

Please consider voting for this bond. Improvements to educational facilities are long overdue.

March 29, 2013 at 2:36 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

And a lot of people do like the bond the way it is. Don't get trapped into thinking that this forum is in any way representative of the community at large. People who post to this forum have strong opinions one way or the other, they don't represent the typical middle of the road voter. We will see on Tuesday whether you are right.

March 29, 2013 at 2:34 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

Ok. Lets get very specific and real here. The scope of the work of the current bond is to be conducted over the course of 4 years. Any change to the nature of how the bond money is spent would require a majority vote of the school board (4 votes). Considering that the current board helped write the bond, is made up of people with children in elementary schools, and ran because they were pissed off a school closings, what logical argument can you offer for what you are suggesting?

And remember, even if one person has some sort of weird change of mind, that person would have to convince 3 more people to vote with him/her.

The current board contains the following people and the duration of their terms:

Mark Bradford (hold over). Done-not seeking reelection
Bob Byers (hold over). Running for reelection
Vanessa Sanburn (hold over): Running for reelection
Rick Ingram: Will be on the board for at least 2 more years
Keith Diaz-Moore: Will be on the board for at least 2 more years
Randy Masten: Will be on the board for at least 2 more years
Shannon Kimball: Will be on the board for at least 2 more years

Running for the board, meaning that they will be around for at least 4 more years:
Adina Morse
Vanessa Sandburn
Bob Byers
Kristie Adair.

March 28, 2013 at 3:22 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

Neither she nor Scott M___ are on the board now.

March 28, 2013 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

Because the only people opposed to the bond are the anti-tax nutters.

March 28, 2013 at 1:47 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

Except that there are widespread problems ACROSS all these schools! The roof in my daughter's school leaks AND she goes to class in a portable AND the HVAC system is bad. Previous school boards showed a profound disrespect to elementary school children. It should NEVER have been "save our neighborhood schools" it should have been save our ELEMENTARY schools. The previous board members, especially SM and ML did not give a damn about elementary schools, they only cared about high schools and middle schools (to a lesser extent). There whole plan was to siphon as much money out of elementary schools as possible so that that money could be put into high schools. If you believe that anything else was going on, than you did not look behind the curtain.

March 27, 2013 at 3:06 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

We did. They are gone. It is now up to the current board to clean up their mess. A friend of mine tells me that Rich Minder said to him "We aren't going to spend a dime to fix up your @#$% little school"

March 27, 2013 at 2:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Public airs questions over $92.5 million school bond issue

"Unencumbered" is a total misnomer. What it really means is money that is set aside to deal with budget shortfalls because the state refuses to meet its constitutional obligation to fund schools adequately. If you are looking for someone to blame for that try Americans for Prosperity-aka the Koch Brothers.

March 27, 2013 at 12:20 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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