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Thursday, August 7, 2008

REFERENDUM PUSHED - TAXPAYERS GUILTED PUBLICLY

OK, this morning's paper made my BP go up...

15 Minutes with.... THE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE AT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS????

How very interesting just as the referendum is the hot topic of the day.

Al Dunn prefaces the article by stating: "Now couple that with tough economic times and a voting constituency that may not be willing to spend the money needed to refresh, refurbish and build new facilities for future enrollments."

THAT, in and of ITSELF, is enough to make me scream!

Here is a portion of the interview:
DN = Al Dunn
WS - Warren Schmidt


DN: Conversely, what don’t you like?

WS: I don’t like that fact that we can’t make the improvements at our buildings. It’s always working short.

DN: That leads to the next question: A big issue percolating now is the condition of the facilities. What, in your opinion, is the most urgent fix needed?

WS: Badger School, mostly because if you look at the real numbers of kids that are coming up, it’s only going to get worse. You’re going to put another up to 120 kids into a very old structure where you really get concerned about the quality of education, the way they have to move through the building.

DN: What happens if the referendum fails again?

WS: In order to address the number of kids coming up there, very likely (we’ll need to) fill in the Badger swimming pool. That will probably have to happen to make five or six classrooms out of the swimming pool area. And probably more trailers, which is a shame. It costs $80,000 to set up a trailer, and it’s just wasted money.

DN: Any other big priority items beyond that?

WS: No, if we have that thing taken care of, everything else is easy

6 comments:

Mpeterson said...

Hang on a sec then... do you think we should simply stop spending any money at all on our schools? Or do you think there's a right amount to spend... and if so, how much do you suggest?

West Bend Citizen Advocate said...

I am wondering if you read this post at all.

This has nothing to do with whether or not we should or shouldn't spend money. It has EVERYTHING to do with "tactics".

This one reaks of coercion.

And, I might point out, it's quite obvious.

Anonymous said...

What is quite obvious is that, in your opinion, no matter what is done the school district is wrong and evil. Just admit your bias and lets move on.

mark west said...

I have a better idea. Why don't you move. Like to Russia or China. Then You can be Queen.

Anonymous said...

If moving isn't feasible, I suggest a different "cause" - like being a dog rescuer or cat hoarder to satisfy that pre-menopausal sense of lack of life-fulfillment (mid-life crisis to men).

West Bend Citizen Advocate said...

Um, Mark W.... Just FYI, Russia and China do not have royal hierarchy. AND...

+ Anony:
One's opinion is not a "cause", it is "..a person's ideas and thoughts towards something."

Though my interjections are few in this particular post, I might point out that the rest is FACT.

I have a suggestion for YOU: If you don't care for my blog, go read someone else's.

I do not lend personal insults to you, nor do I intend to do so in the future. I would appreciate it if you would stick to the topic.