WBCSD levy is a sign of the times

Print Article

Whose money does the West Bonner County School District spend? That is a good question. If you had attended one of the local school board meetings this winter, part of this mystery would have been revealed.

A principal at an elementary school reported the need for a sign. Now this sign already exists, but the principal wanted a better sign. One that they wouldn’t have to go outside to change the lettering. They might get wet or cold if it is raining or snowing, which does happen in Idaho. So of course they need a better sign. A digital sign.

Oh. But they forgot one small detail. Installation, which includes excavation through the paved parking lot. It is needed to get power out to the sign. The sign might be paid for with a grant. But, alas, the installation/excavating/repaving price had not been calculated or budgeted. To the rescue. A noble school board member volunteered our money to pay for all of this. And it doesn’t matter how much it costs, since, no total amount was specified. Whatever it might cost would be paid. Not even a “not to exceed amount.” How very generous of this school board member. And all the other school board members thought it was a great idea and voted for it. There must be oodles of money lying around for them to donate to such a worthy project.

So whose money does the school board spend? And by the way, why do they need the levy?

Just one more reason to vote no for the WBCSD levy on Tuesday, May 21.

MAUREEN PATERSON

Priest River

Print Article

Read More Letters to the Editor

Bonner County History - May 21, 2019

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee From the archives of the Bonner County History Museum 611 S. Ella Ave., Sandpoint, ID 83864 208-263-2344 50 Years Ago Sandpoint News-Bulletin May 21, 1969 — FIRST PILING The first steel pili...

Comments

Read More

Questions of why children attacked infant need to be answered

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee While it’s clear that adult lack of supervision provided an opportunity for a baby to be assaulted, an equally pressing concern is why the other children brutally attacked the baby. Even if it was a ...

Comments

Read More

Now’s the time to take care of veteran teachers

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Idaho’s most experienced and valuable educators have been ignored under the career ladder salary allocation framework for too long. It is imperative we expand on the recent investments in public ed...

Comments

Read More

Claims of global climate change are simply untrue

May 21, 2019 at 5:00 am | Bonner County Daily Bee Jack DeBaun (Daily Bee, May 9, 2019) demonstrates the intellectual dishonesty which has become so typical of climate change fanatics. He misrepresented my last letter by creating a straw man fallacy ...

Comments

Read More

Contact Us

(208) 263-9534
PO Box 159
Sandpoint, ID 83864

©2019 Bonner County Daily Bee Terms of Use Privacy Policy
X