All content, of both the original Brookfield7.com and this blog, is written from my point of view and is my opinion. I believe it to be accurate at the time it is written. ~ Kyle Prast, Brookfield resident since 1986
- Name: KYLE PRAST
Monday, March 05, 2007
Proponents of the referendum have been fawning over the hard work and detailed planning the school board has done to come up with their proposal for the remodeling of the high schools. If you take a close look at some of the mismanagement of our tax dollars and the deceptions that have been used to sell this project, you can not conclude that these people are qualified to spend our money.
One of the latest decisions by the board is to put in place a 4K program, at the cost to taxpayers of $750,000. A search for an administrator to run the program is also under way.
Now, if our high schools are in such bad shape that we need to spend $100 million to save them, wouldn't you think the board would earmark the $750,000 for something that is actually "needed"? What do they think is going to happen when the referendum goes down?
I'll tell you what's going to happen. The board will realize that this community wants pragmatic and responsible management of our tax dollars. They will have to figure out how to maintain our current buildings within the operational budget and plan accordingly for future renovations or possible construction of new schools.
Until this board shows the community that they are willing to make smart decisions, they don't deserve our confidence or another $100,000,000 of our money. Do not buy in to emotional arguements or biased facts.
Vote "NO" on April 3 and say YES to responsible planning for our children's future.
Jon S. Wolff
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