Help the superintendent, turn down the bond
Here we go again. The new Gervais School District superintendent hasn't been around long enough to get her hair dry, but she has found out that the district has some bonded debt it isn't using, and she is trying to pass a $31 million bond to be paid-off over the next 25 years.
Any excuse to pass this bond is good enough as long as it works.
When (former superintendent) Matt Henry left the district three years ago, all of the district's buildings' roofs were in great shape. He had Johnson Controls put the district's HVAC in like new shapes. There were some problems getting everything as it should be, and the pandemic panic didn't help matters either.
Now it needs millions of dollars of work, according to this new architect.
The Gervais School District buildings, according to this new architect, need millions of dollars of remedial work because of earthquakes. How come none of the district's buildings even cracked plaster in the spring break shock? It was a real shocker; look at what happened to the Sacred Heart Church. The buildings are overcrowded, according to this bond's supporters. Yet, the district has fewer students today than it did when the COVID-19 pandemic broke out in China.
If you ask me, this superintendent has a very bad case of "new paintitus." Turn the bond down. It will help her.
A lot of the supporters of this bond here remember all of the no-show jobs that past bond levies paid for.
New buildings don't improve student education. That is the result of honest, skillful and hard-working teachings doing the jobs they are hired and paid for.
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