Bonds too ambitious

By: 
Eugene F. Wiesner
of Laurel

Supt. Linda Filpula stated in the Laurel Outlook on Thursday, Nov. 9th issue that she did not know why the bonds failed. My first question is do we take in students from outside of our school district? Why aren’t they attending school in their own school districts?
Then there was talk of a pipe breaking at Graff Elementary School. What does that have to do with building a who new elementary school?
Maybe we should get the schools we have now fixed before we build new ones.
Now, who needs a vo-tech in Laurel? As far as I know we haven’t even paid off the new middle school we built.
Now the teachers and other workers in our school district are going to want a raise and as far as I know the cost of running schools just keeps going up.
There are only so many tax-payers in our school district. We have a lot of retired people living here on just two social security checks a month. As far as I know the average social security check in Laurel is about $1,200 a month. House taxes have gone up as well as groceries and gas.
There are medical expenses a lot of people have in our district. Not everyone is rich. We also have people who are out of work or work part time.
There are people living in our school district that are at their financial ends. Now throw a $50 million bond on the table and you will get a lot of no votes.
Not everyone is making $50,000 a year in Laurel. Everything has gone up and maybe we have reached a breaking point as far as money goes.

Eugene F. Wiesner
Laurel

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