Construction savings could pay for override |

Construction savings could pay for override

Nancy Jacobsen

Dear Editor,

I could not believe my eyes when I read that the awarded bid to construct Coal Ridge High came in at an unexpected savings of $2.1 million and Re-2 superintendent Gary Pack’s immediate response was the windfall would be used “to add enhancements to the high school.”

In the same newspaper we read of a “need” for an Re-2 mill levy override of $4 million per year to pay for teacher salaries at the same high school along with taxpayer-sponsored day care, free bus rides to school, and security to remind the students that they are there for an education.

Well, Gary, I think I just found $2.1 million for salaries that you already have. Let’s forget the rest of the fluff and let’s forget about voting “yes” on the override.

I also feel superintendent Pack could use some budget education. I’m willing to pay for that course!

Nancy Jacobsen

Last Stand Ranch


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