Candidate for School Board~ November 6, 2018

August 24, 2018 · 0 comments

I am a candidate for school board …again.  I am the fiscal and educational conservative choice. I served as the Dakota High School Booster Treasurer for several years.

I started this dot org in 2007 to bring transparency to the inner (mainly financial) workings of the Chippewa Valley school district. I have tracked frivolous spending on food and gifts, tried to expose where some of the $500+ million has gone [I don’t believe all of it has gone into these school buildings]

I made public the fact that the School board allowed school administrators to dine out with credit cards all over town as such places as Mr Paul’s Chop House and Luciano’s Restaurant using money meant for education. [see’ Steaks not Textbooks’ September 2012] At the same time they claimed they could not open newly build schools due to lack of funds for operation.

If you feel strongly about my views, cast a single vote for me on November 6th.

The  current school board members…

[ Remember the Incumbents are Sobah and Aquino ;VOTE THEM OUT ]

…do not seem to be worried about the massive existing debt because they are coming after us for more,  claiming these schools aren’t safe. Playing on fear of school violence, they are going to tell you they need millions more to make them safer.

 

Let’s look at some of the claims found in this letter sent to district parents:

  1. “School safety is Important”. Certainly, but in this letter to parents, they state that their “Security analysis found the district has kept up with security and safety best practices”.  They just negated their entire claim of needing 97 million dollars because the schools are unsafe.
  2. “If passed this proposal would not cost you one extra penny”. The November ballot clearly states that the “estimated average annual millage that will be required to retire these bonds is 1.53 mills. ($1.53 per $1,000 of taxable value) Could they come after us for increased mills like they did with the forced .99 mill  in 2014 because they could not pay down the debt fast enough? The current senior in high school will be 42 years old by the time this would be paid off   Is this a gamble the taxpayers should be taking?                                                                                                                                                                 My summer tax portion of $1,042 paid to Chippewa Debt seen in this document will be extended by 8 years until 2044 = $8,336. So yes, we will be paying many extra pennies, just added on at the end.                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                             

    3. “Every dollar spent will be tracked and available on a public website to ensure taxpayers dollars are spent wisely” Never happening.

In the age of tech and social media, the current school board still refuses to tape and broadcast their meetings. I attended a meeting no too long ago, and much to my surprise they were holding their building and site meeting way in the back somewhere, hiding from the public. Hiding what?

This needs to change.

Grace S Caporuscio    The Conservative Choice.

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