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Positives seen in 2014 school budget

June 18, 2013

MARSHALL — The big news of the night came in the form of a Balanced Budget Book presentation by business director Bruce Lamprecht, who delivered better-than-expected financial information to the......

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sumyounguy

Jun-18-13 8:42 PM

A 1.5% increase in the formula doesn't seem like much, but add the local property taxes to get the full picture. Like a levels of government, it's rarely a revenue problem but rather a spending problem. Those inside the system cannot see waste. Only competition will solve that, but alas powerful interest groups will not allow that.

Two new principals? How many teachers could you get for that?

The article states "As devices are being integrated into the district, more and more people are going to need Internet access". What devices would these be, iPads for every student? And they tell us there is no waste. It goes on to state "... the district will likely encourage students and staff to use their own devices". Let's see, I can get a new free "device" with software fully loaded from taxpayers, or bring my own and risk damage or theft. Tough decision.

There are holes throughout their arguments, but it is a closed system with their minds made up a

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sumyounguy

Jun-18-13 8:43 PM

(to continue) ...with their minds made up and no one can ever change that.

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