Judity Rysdon: Board's bailiwick

November 29, 2012 

Board’s bailiwick

With the stranglehold the Wake County commissioners have around the financing of the schools, it is no wonder the school board members are so contentious. They are powerless to keep the promises they made to constituents.

We see the Wake County commissioners trying to tell the school board what it must do to get its funding, even though we have elected the school board to make these decisions.

As a result, by the time a school is built, it is already overcrowded and trailers must be hauled in at great expense to accommodate the children.

It is time to take the financing of our schools out of the hands of the county commissioners and let our school board decide whether to place bonds on the ballot when it needs money to build schools, as in other parts of the country where schools are a source of pride for the community.

Let the citizens decide if we need new schools, not the county commissioners.

Judy Rysdon

Cary

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