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With all due respect, unions have nothing to do with any of this. Sheesh. Where do these people come from? 10 months ago
@CR Mom...as I understand it, the fund balance is upwards of $83 million dollars. Inaccurate budgeting by our incompetent CFO is resulting in our schools taking unnecessary cuts. I don't care where they hide the money, the fact of the matter is that taxpayers expect the taxes that are collected for our schools be spent on our schools. I have checked the strongschoolscoalition.org numbers and they are accurate. They post all their sources, so it's easy to verify where they get their numbers.
Those of us working in the schools know the truth. I'm not sure who you are, but you must be part of the DougCo Parent Alliance propaganda machine. Any chance you expected to receive a voucher? 10 months ago
@CR Mom...the amount being held by the schools is a small part of the fund balance and I can assure you that the rest is not being set aside for teacher raises. Even if it were, I think I speak for most of colleagues when I say that we would rather have that money spent on our students. The bleeding of our schools needs to stop.
As far as the information coming out of DougCo Parent Alliance is concerned, those of us working in the schools know that their information is nothing more than school board propaganda. The information provided by strongschoolscoalition.org more closely reflects the reality we are dealing with in our schools everyday. 10 months ago
Money set aside for teachers? Hah! The teachers in this district are doing everything they can to get out. I have never seen anything like it. If this community doesn't take heed of these warnings, our children will pay the price. 10 months ago
As a teacher in DCSD, I can tell you first-hand how devastating the budget cuts have been. The education of children in Douglas County has been compromised by the fiscal mismanagement and political grandstanding of our school board. Does John Carson really expect people to be pleased that tax dollars collected for the purpose of educating children are being squirreled away in some sort of district slush fund? Our kids deserve better than this!
Douglas County citizens have the opportunity to elect four new school board members in November who will use our tax dollars the way they are intended-as an investment in the future of our children. The community can no longer afford to elect politicians to our school board who are more interested in scoring political points with their cronies than they are in educating children. 10 months ago