Wrong bond timing
With a strong economy, school boards, county commissioners and legislators for decades pandered to the idea of funding schools with a never-ending zest to satisfy all real and imagined needs for education.
One never heard of a challenge to the cost effectiveness of unlimited spending for schools. The elected officials were brainwashed to believe that dollars are the only right answer.
With the current state of the economy and the necessity of cutbacks to budgets at the local, state and national level, there is a tremendous need for our elected officials to catch up to the reality of a poor and dangerously weak economic condition in our nation. We are likely headed to national bankruptcy unless cooler heads prevail.
The timing and size of the school bond issue are out of touch with our current economic condition.
Paul J. Keadle Jr.