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Asking U.S. for rest of school projects funds is wrong

 


It is very discouraging to consistently read of the editorial position of this paper and the local school district’s position of calling on the federal government for funds to build the local school. The district already has $25 million from the state to build a K-12 educational wing and to demolish the grade school. The district also has $5.5 million to build a new gym complex. If my math is correct, this is covered by the amount the state has set aside. Asking for an additional $15 million from Uncle Sam for essentially athletic uses is a misappropriation of tax dollars. Bring the $15 million forward as a levy and let the voters assess themselves if they feel it is in their best interests. Going to a “debt ridden” and broke federal government for “other people’s money” is just plain irresponsible.

John Overby

 

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