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Doesn't understand Adair School Board and textbooks

Gail Cowan writes:
We have all heard that state has cut their funding. Well, I work for the County. When the state cuts our funding, we have to make cuts elsewhere. I don't think that the School District cuts should be in text books for our children. According to an article in the Adair Progress, the School District received $2,432,523.99 in property taxes in 2010. There is a school tax on every bill I get in the mail. I'm just having trouble understanding this.

All I'm asking for is a simple explanation as to why the School District can not afford to purchase text books for every child in the school system.

- Gale Cowan
Good question, Gail Cowan. Especially since the School Board has $10,000 a year to piss away on drug tests. Oh well, fearmongering has always been very lucrative. Was me, there'd be no question about it: First things first. TEACHERS. TEXTBOOKS. Then maybe a tent or building, and so on until we get take care of basics. Groundhog thinking gets it all backward. We've got a terrible drug problem in Adair County, but this silliness sends a terrible message to our best and brightest scholars and athletes - made worse when site based councils have to choose between whether to buy math OR reading workbooks for first graders! Every year the school board ought to start with a zero budget, do First Things first and build up and out, not the other way around. - ED WAGGENER>

This story was posted on 2011-09-10 06:27:41
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