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Letter to the Editor: Spending for spending’s sake?

Posted 6/5/18

In the last few editions there have been many letters about the financial shenanigans of the Jeffco School District. Why is the current school board racing to create significant expenditures and …

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Letter to the Editor: Spending for spending’s sake?

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In the last few editions there have been many letters about the financial shenanigans of the Jeffco School District. Why is the current school board racing to create significant expenditures and debt? Many complained about the recalled school board members, was it because they were running a fiscally sound school district? Education scores were improving, and our district was in good financial shape. The new school up north was fully funded, and they were working to increase teacher salaries. That is history. Do we really want a debt laden future?

During the last few years I have attended information sessions regarding our school district. A comment made at almost every meeting was that we needed more funding. Then I would have the gall to ask, “What do you need the money for?” The leaders of the group, and others, would look at me as if I had just grown two heads. I never got an answer. Are the current minimal improvements in education worth this extra spending? Will we ever change the education paradigm so that we make real progress? An excellent math exercise for high schoolers might be to evaluate the present school budget in relation to the quality of their education.

William F Hineser,
Arvada

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