Letter: Did you vote for this? | PostIndependent.com

Letter: Did you vote for this?

OK, a show of hands of the people who voted for the RE-1 bond issue who thought they were voting to put some teachers out of work. You would think after being given $122 million, building a entire new K-8 school would mean more jobs.

School districts are an anomaly. They can ask for enormous amounts of money from us taxpayers with out any solid info on how it will be spent. No other group can pull that off, and school districts should not be able to either. We should demand more accountability, more solid information on where these hundreds of millions of dollars are going. And a board of a handful of people should not be the only ones making these decisions — we, the taxpayers, should have some say.

Oh, by the way, remember when the proponents of the bond issue were advertising that it is only going to cost you $25 a month increase in your property taxes? Well take a look, because mine went up twice that much.

I hope the teachers get this under control. No existing teacher in good standing should loose their job because we built a new school. They should have the option to stay in the district.

John Korrie

Glenwood Springs

Support Local Journalism

Support Local Journalism

Readers around Glenwood Springs and Garfield County make the Post Independent’s work possible. Your financial contribution supports our efforts to deliver quality, locally relevant journalism.

Now more than ever, your support is critical to help us keep our community informed about the evolving coronavirus pandemic and the impact it is having locally. Every contribution, however large or small, will make a difference.

Each donation will be used exclusively for the development and creation of increased news coverage.


Start a dialogue, stay on topic and be civil.
If you don't follow the rules, your comment may be deleted.

User Legend: iconModerator iconTrusted User