I called Forestview to see if a group could view the planetarium. She said it's been completely closed due to budget cuts and was open this week only for the third-graders' field trips. She told me to call Community Education and she, too, said, "No, it's closed. No one is allowed to see it." They may have a class in the fall. Why can't the school open it up a few days a week (Thursday-Saturday) and charge an admission fee? I want to see the planetarium. I don't care if I have to pay to see it.
Where's the money go?
People, please call your governor, senator and local representatives. They want to make big cuts for disabled people, the elderly and Minnesota Care. I'm disabled and need 20 meds per day to live. I'd probably die if I didn't have the help. Let them take the money from the lottery. By the way, where does that money go?
I'm asking the school board to put a chart in the Brainerd Dispatch showing the increase in property taxes that will result if the board goes ahead with the sale of bonds for $23 million dollars for the teachers' retirement fund.
Go for four
If the school board needs to cut back on expenses, maybe a four-day school week is worth a try. Go for it.
Get a clue
You wouldn't print my comments on real communication but you print somebody's asinine comment about if they get lucky the swine flu might take out the school board? Way to go Vox Pop Department of, oh I don't know, maybe Get a Clue?
Just a reminder
Regarding the upcoming decision on whether to issue bonds for $23 million, I will remind the Brainerd School Board to represent the voters who elected them. The voters made it unmistakably clear at the last referendum that we did not want another $5 million on our taxes then nor do we want another $23 million added now.
Let us use civic center
I've been to the Brainerd Area Civic Center many times and have always found it clean and well kept. The workers are friendly and courteous. I believe the building was built to be used by the community as much as possible. Go to Roseau or Warroad. They don't lock their doors. They have a great hockey program and community support. We all pay taxes on it. Let us use it.
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