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Letter to the editor: Good school board


MEANWHILE Kansas citizens should organize to demand that we the Kansas taxpayers want our public education system back as it was prior to any budget cuts. Presented as a referendum subject to ballot approval on a November 2017 0r 2018 ballot. PRINT A SPECIAL BALLOT IF NECESSARY.

Further the ballot should include reinstatement of all taxes prior to any budget cuts and payment of all back taxes that have accrued since 2007. This reimbursement will and or can be applied to wages of the teaching staff.

Further the reinstatement of any union rights should also declared on this document iF such applies.

Further any changes or funding to the public education system must be approved by voters of the state of Kansas no matter what. We

The Kansas Taxpayers understand we are the owners of our public education system which therefore designates the Kansas Taxpayers as the final authority.

We The Kansas Taxpayers Accept Our Responsibility as the Public Education Final Authority for the next 500 years.

April 29, 2017 at 11:18 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Did the school district's 2013 bond issue stay within its budget? A look at what voters were told then and now

MEANWHILE Kansas citizens should organize to demand that we the Kansas taxpayers want our public education system back as it was prior to any budget cuts. Presented as a referendum subject to ballot approval on a November 2017 0r 2018 ballot. PRINT A SPECIAL BALLOT IF NECESSARY.

Further the ballot should include reinstatement of all taxes prior to any budget cuts and payment of all back taxes that have accrued since 2007. This reimbursement will and or can be applied to wages of the teaching staff.

Further the reinstatement of any union rights should also declared on this document iF such applies.

Further any changes or funding to the public education system must be approved by voters of the state of Kansas no matter what.

WE the Kansas Taxpayers understand we are the owners of our public education system which therefore designates the Kansas Taxpayers as the final authority.

We The Kansas Taxpayers Accept Our Responsibility as the Public Education Final Authority for the next 500 years.

April 29, 2017 at 11:16 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Opportunity for schools

I say taxpayers in USD 497 should be thankful for a school board that steps up to make use of our existing resources as opposed to demolishing our taxpayer-owned facilities.

Taxpayers should be thankful for a board that has taken the initiative to actually extend the life of taxpayer-owned facilities — as opposed to a board that wanted to tear down taxpayer buildings, then build giant new buildings at taxpayer expense that would facilitate a less than desirable learning experience.

Neighborhood schools help keep neighborhoods alive and active. Good job, school board. Rehab and reuse is fiscally responsible.

Public education keeps our tax dollars coming home to help generate economic growth that generates local employment.

April 29, 2017 at 7:20 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Opportunity for schools

Never Forget About ALEC

Never forget that behind the scenes the school system is being attacked by this powerful back door political party. A stench that must be eradicated.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

This film, featuring Bill Moyers, does a masterful job of explaining how the closed-door manipulations of the American Legislative Exchange Council and its anti american corporate lobbyists affect public policy in every realm of our society -- including education.

The United States of ALEC.
http://billmoyers.com/segment/united-...

Our nation spends about $500 billion in local, state and federal funds on public schools from kindergarten through high school. Most Americans view this as a wise investment in our nation's future.

Throughout the 20th century the U.S. was the clear leader in public education. We created the most vibrant economy the world has ever known.

The record speaks for itself -- public education is a great investment.

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/dennis-...

April 29, 2017 at 6:35 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Opportunity for schools

Good letter.... bravo bravo.

Reinvesting in a strong investment meaning our local school school district makes dollars and sense. Education is an industry that keeps on paying back.

Now if conservatives masquerading as republicans would step up and provide funding for our schools and STOP killing our economies all would be well. We must clear the white collar conservatives aka crooks from our political system. They are up to no good.

April 29, 2017 at 6:30 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top Kansas lawmaker suggests utility fee to fund public schools

Reinstate Taxes

VOTERS should have learned a lesson which is the republican party is not the same and has not been for about 36 years. This will require holding their noses to vote democrat far into the future which is a fiscally smart choice. Why?

It is the GOP led by libertarian right wing politicians that has effectively rendered Kansas bankrupt.

Reinstating the taxes that Brownback cut should not require a lot of thinking. It does however require a ton of backbone and truck loads of ethical stamina.

Time to reward middle class real republicans and democrats, Green Party people for the pain and suffering extended to them by the Brownback administration and associated sheep.!

Then cut sales taxes on the following by 50%:

--- school supplies from kindergarten – college graduation

--- clothing

--- shoes

--- groceries

--- all healthcare related purchases

Reinstate all of the mortgage interest deductions.

April 28, 2017 at 3:17 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Top Kansas lawmaker suggests utility fee to fund public schools

Kansas conservatives are failures beyond reality.

April 28, 2017 at 3:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Kansas agency's dress code bans short skirts, tight clothes

These are the same people who want to kill public education and medicaid in Kansas.

They also support killing Social Security Insurance and Medicare Insurance.

And they encourage doing away with voter rights. Until that can be accomplisd they support a war on voters by using electronic voting devices that can commit voting fraud .

Gov Brownback must be evermore angry since he and his wife split up.

I believe this dress code discriminates against women encouraged by a group of men who apparently cannot control themselves who also are reckless managers of Kansas tax dollars.

April 28, 2017 at 2:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Trump slams national monuments as 'massive federal land grab,' orders review

Where are the tax returns Mr Trump?

Where are the special prosecutors? with a large FBI team!

How many do we need for this administration?

Watergate,Iran Contra,several financial fiascos have occurred under the conservative umbrella since Reagan/Bush. So to say there is not a pattern is nonsense.

Why shouldn't law enforcement be interested in a man who got bailed out of bankruptcy through Russian crime bosses?

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016...

Ego mania is getting in the way of law enforcement, practical and pragmatic government !

Which is the greater threat to USA security and/or foreign policy?

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016...

Donald Trump Was Bailed Out of Bankruptcy by Russian Crime Bosses
The facts read like a B-grade spy novel.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016...

In 2008, Donald Trump Jr. attended a real estate conference, where he stated that Russians make up a pretty disproportionate cross-section of a lot of our assets. We see a lot of money pouring in from Russia.

http://www.alternet.org/election-2016...

April 27, 2017 at 2:26 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Brownback seeks $24M to ban guns at state hospitals

So the Governor pushes open carry then he seeks 24 million to work against open carry then we want to know how much in kick back dollars does Gov Brownback
magically receive for his special interest campaign cookie jar?

Are kickbacks illegal?

If so how has this special interest campaign funding of campaigns remained legal?

April 27, 2017 at 2:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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