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No on levy: admin puts themselves first

Letter to the Editor



I agree with district chair Dominguez; let’s stop the misinformation and discuss the gives and takes. Mr. Dominguez went to great lengths to discuss the taking; however, there was no mention of giving. I attend school board meetings, contacted board of education personnel and our government elected officials all in an attempt to be better informed. Fact: The state does not require school districts to run levies; that decision is solely up to the individual school districts.

At the last board meeting, one board member suggested not funding an item that was brought up, stating the board has to start making cuts. Immediately a school staff member protested stating that this cut was so small, it would be ridiculous to cut. This school district clearly is not willing to make any cuts. In order to truly attempt to function within a leaner budget, you must first be open to this concept, and this district refuses to go there.

Everyone should go to the school website and view all the information pertaining to this levy. You will find colorful charts, tables and graphs but nowhere will you find any mention of the actual levy amount $3,090,048. Why is that? Are they being deceptive or misleading? You decide.

Our kids are our future. They deserve better than being used as pawns. They deserve an administration that puts them first instead of themselves. Vote no March 13.

Mary Ann Blees

Clearwater



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