Too bad Mr. Walseth didn't retire before he allowed the reserve funds to be dwindled away. When my checking account is low, I start cutting back before it is empty. Maybe this is something our school district should have done as well as our state and federal governments.
Dear school board, you have got to be kidding if that's the only option you can see in the near future. That would be the worst choice you could possibly make.
If the real estate market is so tight right now and mortgages are so hard to get, especially a good one, and foreclosures are so high, how come the houses in this area are so vastly and grossly overpriced? Doesn't one thing not really meet with the other?
I find it highly ironic that once again the global warming crowd has been given the cold shoulder by Mother Nature.
It's highly likely
Each and every school day, more than 900 high school and middle school students are involved in an extracurricular program like speech, debate, football or soccer. While participating these students learn things like teamwork, leadership and that hard work does pay dividends. It is highly likely that the kids who will fix the problems our generation has created are right now involved in one of these extracurricular programs learning the leadership skills needed to be successful.
Why exclude them?
The belief by three school board members that our next superintendent should come from within the district completely ignores the concerns many have with the current administration and how they may have contributed to the current fiscal crisis. If the board wants to heal divisions in the community and get the most buy-in on their choice, (board members) would be wise to open the process up. Surely there are ways to gauge outside interest in the position without funding an expensive search. Some highly qualified and experienced candidates may be interested; why exclude them right from the start?
Need someone with financial expertise
Groupthink is alive and the problem of the school district. If you think promoting Razidlo because "he has roots here, he knows the district" is the reason to hire him and forego a search for Walseth's replacement - why are you on the school board? While he may be qualified and love to help out, he currently helped to create the problem we need to fix. We need someone with financial expertise who can come in and make non-partial decisions to get the school district back on tract.
Govern as you said you would
What a cowardly way to govern! Koering and Howes are elected to make decisions and when tough decisions need to be made, they cry for a constitutional amendment to take away the responsibility they pledged to carry out. Koering should not be criticizing the Vox Pop because the constitutional amendments create the same divisiveness he addresses. It only takes the responsibility off his back. Come on, legislators, govern as you said you would.
It's not the Vox Pop
If Sen. Koering would've funded schools as the Constitution states, there'd be no need to be a critic of Vox Pop. By hiding in the governor's shadow, he's responsible for the deep cuts that'll take place in Brainerd and Crosby. It's time for him to get off the political stump, study the data, break from Pawlenty's "snow the public" rhetoric and fund programs at least at the inflationary rate. He should be smart enough to figure out it's not Vox Pop, but the way he votes. Don't criticize the people; look at how you vote. The problem's in St. Paul.
No need for them in office
Senator Koering and Representative Howes want more constitutional amendments. Well, if that is the case, there is no need for them to be in office.
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