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11.03.2009

Bonds. School Bonds.

The Messenger will have the election results here for Decatur and Bridgeport ISDs. (Edit: Sheesh. Look under the voting results. It looks like a paid political ad "For" the bond proposals.) I'm guessing both pass. The early voting locations, catering to those who most certainly will for "For", will simply be too much to overcome. And since the Early Voting numbers will be released first, we'll get a chance to validate my theory. Edit: Early voting indicates I'm a genius about Bridgeport and an idiot about Decatur. Edit: At around 8:00 p.m., the Messenger's web site's wheels fell off. Edit: Wheels back on at 8:29. Edit: We have a Final. Split decision in Bridgeport (and the early voting is the only reason one passed). Decatur bond issue defeated with a TKO.

88 comments:

Anonymous said...

This is a picture of B.G.'s Bedroom.
Yes, this is the bed the guy behind the blog sleeps on.

You all win a couple of cases and you could sleep like this as well!

Anonymous said...

If voting ends at 7 then does voting STOP completely at 7 or does everyone that is in line by 7 still get to vote??

Anonymous said...

How do they not have the results of early voting hours after early voting ended? Or is the MESS late to post?

Anonymous said...

FYI

I voted NO for Bport Bond!!

Anonymous said...

Any Bets?

Anonymous said...

I think it's understood that early voting numbers aren't released until after the polls close at 7:00 so as not to influence last minute voters.

Anonymous said...

Early voting numbers are in!

Anonymous said...

WOW Looks like my taxes are gonna go up in Bport...Fu>k! Danm! Sh!t!

Im still a pray'n that the bridgeportians came out in record number today and voted NO!!

Anonymous said...

Remember that early B'Port votes were those "strategically" placed polling places. Could still be that all the "no" votes came today! I doubt those "no" voters went to the football game or cornbread dinner! So 7:25, let's keep our fingers crossed together!

Anonymous said...

Bridgeport will have the TURF.
Decatur will need to learn to SURF!

Anonymous said...

I would rather pay $3.19 a month for Decaturs Bond than $22 something a month for Bridgeports Bond and Bports is passing in the early voting

CrAZY!!!

Anonymous said...

It looks like Bridgeport is out supporting their schools.
Well Done!

Way to send a message across the Big Sandy!

Go Bulls!

Anonymous said...

Anyone else out there like me who pays taxes in BOTH districts? Hoping it's not a 2X screwing!

Anonymous said...

I wonder what impact the results will have on children?

Anonymous said...

B'Port didn't list turf in their bond! Wonder how much money is in that reserve account?????

RPM said...

7:37 I wonder if you actually pay property taxes or live in an apartment? If it's the latter don't be crying when your rent goes up.

BISD needs that bond like Barry needs another exwife.

Anonymous said...

8:00--I stated that I pay taxes in both districts. Most people could figure out that means I'm a property owner, not a renter. DUH!!!!

Anonymous said...

Hey 8:00--I think 7:37 said "tax payer"---- Are you saying BG needs another ex-wife? He may disagree with you. If you are being scarcastic, I think you must be agreeing with 7:37 then! Maybe you need to re-read the post--sounds like that person doesn't want to pay extra taxes in either (in other words, is against).

Anonymous said...

I can't get the link to work to the Messenger!! What the heck!?

Anonymous said...

Fine time for the freakin' paper website to go down!! Good grief!

Anonymous said...

Isn't technology wonderful? Wanted to look at results!

Anonymous said...

Early results for Battle of Big Sandy: Bridgeport 1, Decatur O

Anonymous said...

RPM was probably talking about another post at 7:37 there were only three at the same exact time. Hey you the one who pays taxes in both districts RPM I'm sure wasn't referring to you, you would notice that if you looked at the time. 3 separate posts at the same minute. So before you go running your smart ass mouth--first pay attention. Of course any one with any brains who was a property owner would not vote for the B'port bonds. I voted no to both bonds in Bridgeport, I will be pissed if it goes through. I don't have any children so that really sucks.

Anonymous said...

I'm glad the Decatur bond didn't pass. Those school board members and the administration need for account for where all the money goes. Too vague and covering up the personal demand for turf.

Anonymous said...

No shit 8:44 a bunch of Southlake wantabees. And one of the little chicken shits drove by my house the other day and gave me the finger because I don't agree with them. Real brave considering I was 1/4 of a mile down my drive way away from my truck and he did'nt bother stopping. Real upstanding taxpayer.

Anonymous said...

The notion that renters don't pay property taxes is absurd.......can't imagine a landlord not figuring that into the rent.

Anonymous said...

Imagine what the vote would have been had the Booster Boys not moved the ballot box around to school events.

Those DISD patrons may not be as dumb as they were expected to be.

Anonymous said...

I have 2 kids in bport and I voted NO on both

Anonymous said...

Barry...that is a pretty wild assumption. How do you know that the only reason the bond passed was due to early voting? Many of the people voting early would have voted today if they had not voted earlier. Maybe some of the people that were too lazy to vote in the last election learned a valuable lesson. My kids are grown and gone but I felt the construction bond was important enough to vote for. If the technology bond would not have been so extravagant, I would have been happy to see it pass as well. As it is, I wish there was a way to buy the buses with bond money and remove that expense from the budget and keep some of the robinhood money local. As for turf, high school athletics are not going away so why not do the responsible thing and install turf? Even if it doesn't save money, water will be a major concern one day. Most schools in the panhandle,regardless of size, have turf because those farmers know the value of water.

Anonymous said...

What a night on the Big Sandy!

Bridgeport receive approval for some needed improvements. This will be a positive for the students and community.

Anonymous said...

Get rid of BLand NOW!!! Look at your taxes paid next year and tell me how that extra money helped educate students!

Enough money in the bank account to pay for laptops and turf... and we still want bonds for $22MM? in thses economic times?

makes me want to vomit hot sick.

Get rid of Bland now!!!

Anonymous said...

What is the turf situation in the County anyway?

Bridgeport says they are getting it.
Bowie has it.
Is Boyd installing it? Heard they were!
Northwest has it.

Who is missing from the list?

RPM said...

For the record I was responding to this post:

It looks like Bridgeport is out supporting their schools.
Well Done!

Way to send a message across the Big Sandy!


This is why I hate Anonymous postings. At least you knew who I was when I said something.

You can't tell the players without a scorecard.

Anonymous said...

I went to the football games, cornbread super, and the PTO meeting. I voted NO today. That bond is a bunch of crap. The only thing I would vote yes to on that bond list is the correction of drop off at the BIS.

Anonymous said...

8:23 might rethink who won that battle. Do you ever feel like you won when you get bent over like that as a tax payer?

Anonymous said...

Republicans take Gov races in VA and NJ! Obama carried both in Pres election. Obama---one and one, baby!

Anonymous said...

Sad Day for Decatur....great day for Bridgeport~ Now on to Turf, Baby! Go Bulls Beat Decatur!
We would help you guys out with your next bond election if you will trade Head volleyball coaches with us! That seems reasonable...you get your bond to pass and we finally get a volleyball coach.

Anonymous said...

opsh, just like the junk the print and ask us to pay 75 cents for, the WCM web site's wheels go off on a big night yet again. i think the only time the uninformitive web site goes down are the only times we need it - and then we have to go to www.wisecounty.com to get it.
they are overstaffed and under produce

Anonymous said...

I agree with 8:44. Decatur ISD has a load of reserve money. All of the maintenance that is being requested should have been budgeted. When a school district has to pass a bond for what should be part of an annual budget, something smells stinky.

As a parent (and teacher) of Decatur students, the central admin is still missing the boat when it comes to academic progress. The new curriculum sucks. Teacher support sucks.

If the district really cared about academic support, the turf wouldn't have been in this package. Including that kind of crap was a huge mistake on central admin's part. Credibility is being sacrificed for making arbitrary, poor decisions. Sadly, Decatur students will continue to scrap for seconds when it comes to academic support and come out average, at best.

Anonymous said...

7:37...There's nothing ignorant about Decatur taxpayers sending a message that they aren't going to allow someone to piss down their neck and tell them its raining.

Anonymous said...

Message to Decatur ISD Administration:

We don't trust you. Stop lying to us.

From the Mess:
Decatur Superintendent Gary Gindt said in an e-mailed statement that he was disappointed in the results – mainly for the students and teachers.

My reply:
How was any of this benefitting the education of our students or how the teachers do their job?

Good job Decatur Voters, You made the right choice!!!

Anonymous said...

Here's another thought: If the DISD has so much money in reserves, then WHY haven't our school taxes been reduced? An ISD is NOT supposed to be in the PROFIT business.

Thank GOD the Decatur folks voted this bond down. It's time for a house cleaning in DISD!! Sweep 'em all out and get some responsible folks in the admin!

Thank you to the board members who stood strong in their opposition to these demands from the admin. Thank you for insisting that a vote be taken by the citizens. To those board members who went along rubber stamping the admin's wish list....... SHAME ON YOU!! Do us all a favor and get the heck off the board!!


Does anyone know where we can find a print out of the propositions? Not just their "titles" but the explanations of what they were.

THANKS!!

Anonymous said...

Hooray for the voters expressing common sense in the voting.

I do appreciate the Bridgeport folks working harder to inform the voters of what they were voting for and splitting up the propositions.

It would be interesting to see a graph of age groups of voters. Some older voters with frozen taxes want the kids to have all the technology, but themselves may not fully understand why they want the laptops. I appreciated math expert Jerry Kennedy questioning the school about those particular expenditures.

The voting seemed a bit confusing since in Bridgeport the two propositions were at the tail end of the state stuff.

A bit of a nightmare just GETTING to vote.....what's next, body searches and mug shots at the door?

Sheesh. Make that a double sheesh.

Bogeyman said...

when I voted yesterday there were two older voters that complained they nearly didnt find a place to vote no signs......I think I know who hired acorn Bridgeport. I wonder if the 40'ish voters that put it over are dead voters.

Anonymous said...

Thank You Joey Luttrell.
It is about time they had somebody on the board that had nuts...
I hope the Booster boys are packing up and moving to B-port

Blue and White class of 77
and yes I did play football..

Anonymous said...

I agree the students in the DISD school would not have benefited from the bond passing. All they think about is SPORTS SPORTS SPORTS. Where is the support for the EDUCATION. The class rooms are to small, not enough books for all the students,and MR. GINDT is a sack of sh*t. He doesn't care about the kids.

Tell us where all the money has gone to. i am so sick of the DISD handing out FLYERS to our children and to us as we pass through the parking lots. how much money did they spend on all that paper and ink. Why not go GREEN and quit wasting paper and money. they could have bought some books for our children . Instead they tried to get turf for the sports instead of education. How many of those kids make a living playing sports? NONE i would bet.

hangman said...

5:46 if you call phil kings office they should be able to get you one or try the farm bureau in decatur there was a list in the lat newsletter i got. I hope the admin of disd wakes up and smells the roses dont tell us that a bond is for the kids when you have money in reserves and have not already beeen budgeting the general maintnance. the big deal i have with giving money to yall in the form of a bond is the fact that it was mispent the last time when you bulit the high school i.e. to small of a cafeteria to make lunch a closed campus not enough parking etc. as far as the parking thing goes why not increase the parking fees for the students across the board like collages do and then use that money and if the driver cant afford the rates then too bad just a helpful idea for the admin. as far as the turf goes why should all the disd taxpayers have to pay for somthing that is not used by all of them. the artifical turf would be used by a very select group of people and if they wish to have the artifical turf then let them pay for it.

Anonymous said...

BOOSTER BOYS.....GIVE IT UP.... MOVE TO BRIDGEPORT OR SPRINGTOWN.

Anonymous said...

Most schools have reserve money...I would bet anything that Bridgeport ISD will go ahead with the 1:1 laptop initiative and use school funds...this is sad because it will take money away from other programs that need upgrades (i.e. Career and Technology Department)

Though other departments do need help, Technology at BISD HAS TO INCREASE....being a teacher here, and moving from another district a few years ago, we are light years behind in our technology allocation per student, and far behind where the state's target is for public schools on technology...

I understand the public thinking that laptops are excessive for our students, but you can't even run a diagnostic on a car without a computer these days...students have to be learning on what they will be using in the future, not on what they would have used 25 years ago...

Anonymous said...

WOW 7:11, if you have not run for the DISD school board, please consider doing so.

I like the way you think.

And I am SICK of sports being priority in public education (emphasis on EDUCATION)......

Sports should be about physical fitness, fun and school spirit.

It has become a god in this country.......

....and somewhat on this blog.

Who will remember who played what position when and for what school in twenty years?

Barry in Dairy Queen said...

What a bunch of hacks. If you spent much time looking at how the school funding system works, you would realize that passing a bond now for maintenance, computers, turf - whatever - is actually a benefit because none of the bond money gets sent to other districts. DISD is considered a rich district so part of our tax dollars are shipped off to other districts so they have to raise the tax rate to maintain necessary reserves and fund projects at a higher rate because they only keep a portion of the money. With a bond, they keep all the money and taxes don't go up as much.

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

Sure thing 7:53, and I agree that we always need to be improving technology for our students.

So that means the answer was to thorw $7MM into Macbooks for 6-12 and labs in the other campuses?

NO. UNDERSTAND THIS. IT IS OUR TAX MONEY. WE GIVE IT TO THE SCHOOLS. THEY WORK FOR THE PUBLIC.

At my job if I was given a capital project to complete and brought in nothing but the highest bids, I wouldn't get to call a vote, I would get canned. Sure wish we had a lot more private sector accountability in public sector jobs.

So, please, BISD, go back and ask some hard questions of the IT folks who proposed this stuff... as them how much time has been wasted on this (and laptops already bought for teachers than cannot even be connected to the network to print.) And ask them if they spent their time wisely. And what is their plan "B".

ACCOUNTABILITY. FISCAL RESPONSIBILITY.

Anonymous said...

Since the bond didn't pass it's obvious to me most were uninformed, the turf was talked about entirely too much when it was the least of the total expenses, the whole bond wasn't presented correctly and trust me, these issues will come to the forefront again, will pass and will cost more than the bond. It wasn't just about the turf. The turf was added into the bond with everything else the kid's of this District and the schools in this District need. Bottom line, by people voting AGAINST the turf, they voted against the needs of the District. Maintenance on our facilities is not only lacking but behind, hell, they can't even keep school property looking presentable because they're all scattered out trying to repair a 50 year old air conditioner because it's cheaper to repair it than purchase another one, hence the bond. Nicer facilities will increase a population, that increase will assit with the taxes, taxes will continue to go up but with less of a population we will all feel the pinch. When your taxes are darn near the same as say Southlake you wonder why such a diffenrence, it's the number of people who live there because the facilities are what attracted them. Two weeks ago you could have spoken to four different people about this election and got four completely different reasons why they were not voting for it. That's due to misinformation. Everyone thought it was about the turf and it wasn't, it was only a part. Politics at it's finest!

Mr. Mike Honcho said...

...and a follow up. I loved the fact that you could vote in the BISD bond election at football games, the bean and cornbread supper, Goodies for Grandparents... heck almost any school function. They had BISD ADMIN employees that acted as the election judges. Heck, you had Mr. Bland emailing teachers telling them to vote (or else?) and keeping track of who had voted. He even was electioneering at these school programs, pushing the "Yes" votes onto people while they stood around to vote.

All of that early voting sure sounds unethical, (if not downright illegal). It sure made my vote easy to decide yesterday.

Anonymous said...

I've noticed that TCU has grass at
Amon Carter Stadium. But it is in bad shape, maybe not enough water
or too much wear & tear. Why do high schools think they need turf?
Turf is just a status symbol if you ask me. Play on grass & be happy.

Anonymous said...

8:34--You've spelled out the reason the school board lumped the turf in with some things that were legitimately needed. They thought the voters would give in to the turf due to the other things. Well, it didn't work. And as far as the maintenance concerns....some of those items were voted on in 2003 and have still not been done. What was that money spend on?

Anonymous said...

Mr. Honcho you are wrong about Mr. Bland's pushing. He simply wanted people to vote. The first time the bond was presented the voter turnout was horrible. I was at one of the programs where he spoke and he was just trying to imform the voters of what they would be voting for. Something it sounds like the Decatur voters feel they didn't get. Eddie Bland is an ethical, smart man and he wants to see the Bridgeport schools thrive. Is that such a bad characteristic for a superintendent? We should do all we can to keep him here!!

Anonymous said...

The BISD's idiotic actual and planned expenses to move to Apple computers without regard to cost, compatibility or industry standards earned my NO vote. They were arrogant and unconcerned with fiscal responsibility (and this from a liberal!).

Anonymous said...

"But what about the children? Will someone please think of the children?" -Helen Lovejoy

Anonymous said...

8:34

You are either a Booster Boy or smoking some serious cigs.......

The maintenance projects were nothing more than a cover for the turf............otherwise those bozos on the board would have split it into two props and given the voters a chance to vote separately.

Thanks you DISD voters for not giving in to the blackmail. If those maintenance projects are seriously needed,
they will come back with another bond. Watch and see.

Anonymous said...

8:34: You are obviously directly involved with the DISD or you would have your head out of your a** and realize the school board was just trying to railroad the athletic improvements on the shirt-tails of true acedemic needs.
We showed them we weren't so stupid after all.

Now: give us a chance to actually vote on the ISSUES, separating the academics NEEDS from the athletic WANTS.

Anonymous said...

9:27 and 9:49, from your comments it's apparent neither of you were there and knew how it took place. I'm neither a "booster boy" or "smoking serious cigs" nor am I associated with DISD, nor do I have my head up my a** as you both apparently do. 9:49 you did in fact show them you're stupid after all. See, we're considered a "rich school district", I won't bother to explain that part because you wouldn't understand, anyway, if a "Bond" passes no matter if it's for computers, turf, trees, paint, air conditioners or new toilets,percentages of that money doesn't have to go to the State for them to send to a "poor district". But, since the bond didn't pass, a certain percentage of our money will have to go back to the State and given to poor districts. Therefore, attempting to save it for future needs is out of the question. Sort of like use it or lose it. Anyway, thanks for playing along and have a goo day.

Anonymous said...

What happens in DISD now is that the reserves will be spent on artificial turf and athletic needs. With reserves spent, a NEW BOND for the real necessities will come up again and will pass.

There now,see? DISD gets all it wants!

I sure don't recall a vote to build TWO practice fields at the new high school and lights for one of them, do you all? But, they are sure enough there! That's the way it works at DISD.... watch and see.

Anonymous said...

If a chapter 41 (rich) school district is smart, they move as much maintenance and operation expense to bonded indebtedness to reduce the funds sent to the state for chapter 43 (poor) districts. I did not support the Apple Computer fiasco because that option did not make sense to me. Use common sense and buy a real world pc at 1/4 the cost and I will be more open to the idea. Textbooks are going digital so it will be required in the near future but you don't have to buy Apple. Apple has a huge budget to wine and dine school districts to get their product in schools. I will be the first to admit Apple is a great product but just not feasible. If we can move the buses and site maintenance (including turf)to the interest and sinking fund, count me in. If you look at it with an open mind, it just makes sense. For the record, I have never had a son play football for Bridgeport and my daughters are grown.

Anonymous said...

Mrs. Lovejoy....I agree with you! Way too much emphasis is put on "what's it going to do to my pocketbook" rather than looking at the benefits to the children. Everyone expects top-notch schools, but how can we expect that when we do not equip the schools with the funds to provide for the students? I am not a fan of Apple computers, but I voted YES because I realize equipping my children for the future is more important than the schools chosing the type of computer I prefer.

So, in a few years when you realize your kids and grandkids are falling behind the norm of all the other school districts, don't come back griping on this blog about how pathetic our schools are! You tie their hands today and your kids will pay for it tomorrow!

Anonymous said...

We need a new school board in a BAD way....too much power and politicing at DISD, and the football boosters have way too much influence. Glad they lost the bond. Hopefully the board will be replaced with someone who cares more about academics than the athletic program.

Anonymous said...

10:27 GOOD POINT WHERE DID THAT MONEY COME FROM FOR THE LIGHTS AT THE PRACTICE FIELD... ONE DAY YOU HAVE LIGHT TOWERS AND THE NEXT DAY LIGHTS....AND FOR 10:21 WAS YOU AT ANY FOOTBALL GAMES WHERE THE BOOSTER CLUB WAS PUSHING FOR TURF, DADDY'S HANDING OUT THEIR FLYERS....THAT ALL SOME OF THEM COULD TALK ABOUT.
DADDY'S GET OVER IT THATS NOT GOING TO MAKE YOUR KIDS PLAY ANY BETTER.

Anonymous said...

In the meantime Decatur fans are buying food to throw at Bridgeport fans at the battle of Big Sandy. Heard that happened last time. Does the school pay for all that food? :-0

Woo hoo!!

Anonymous said...

11:13 What in the heck are you talking about????

Anonymous said...

10:21

You might want to go back to school! The savings re:sending money back to the state only kicks in if you have project X and are choosing to raise M&O by 5 cents or raising I&S by 5 cents. Yes, indeed all of the "future" money raised by doing it thru the IO could go to the project while only about 97% of the MO money would be available.

A property tax district is going to send money to the state aka Robin Hood regardless of any bond failing or passing. And that will flucuate year to year.

Not told by many boards is there is a limit on IO (I think 50 cents) so every little bond passed eats into that 50........so any board would be very wise to be caresful how close it gets to the limit...........because down the road (before current bonds are paid for) a very serious project might come up and no bonds could be passed because the raise would excede the limit.

I doubt seriously that any board would consider raising their MO for turf.

Anonymous said...

Turf was not necessary not wanted by the majority. That's what killed the bond. The little plot backfired on the DISD and they lost it all while trying to get their precious athletic program extras. Should teach them and Dr. G a lesson about what the taxpayers of Decatur are willing to shell out our hard-earned $$$ for...certainly not for the athletes and their testosterone-pumped up fathers!

Anonymous said...

1:08 - not all, but SO true of many dads of athletes.

How do you explain BG?

Anonymous said...

Hey you guys at the mess, maybe you could do some real research and tell us how this Robin Hood thing really works. Is it better to pay interest for 10-20 years on paint or carpet that will wear out in five years or send a part of your money to the state to help out poor district?

A note to Phil and Brian, if you haven't noticed you guys don't have a great reputation from people on this blog. Maybe you could present a more fair and balanced account of the political issues of Wise County. As Barry correctly pointed out your coverage of the bond issue looked like a paid political ad. Most great news organization act as a watch dog of government waste and corruption. Are you guys afraid to ruffle a few feathers?

Anonymous said...

Don't think the turf was all that killed the bond. Many of us were concerned about the previous bond and the misuse of that money.Things were not fixed that were promised to be fixed in that package.

Anonymous said...

4:34....The bond to cover technology and transportation in Bridgeport was a four year bond. In the original bond election, the bond would have cost about $1mm per year and would have reduced the amount sent to chapter 43 schools by about $1mm. Too bad the taxpayers in BISD weren't made aware of that. But then again, how many would have listened?

Anonymous said...

Interesting how the discussion has focused on the local bond elections but the statewide propositions appear to be of little or no interest. I wonder which issues were really the biggest deal?

Anonymous said...

6:54 AM That's funny, I thought some people in the community had his nuts.

Anonymous said...

Hey 10:27 You are so right. When the voters say no to a bond and the superintendent and board decide to spend reserve funds anyway, heads roll. It is very upsetting to read all of the blogs and realize the concern of Decatur and Bridgeport both seem to revolve around athletics. As an educator, I can assure you if the same consideration, funds, and support were given to academics as to athletics, educators would be clamoring to work in Decatur or Bridgeport. However, that is not the case. We have moms and dads that really believe their child will be sporting a professional jersey. This should be a wake up call to the boards as well as the superintendents of both districts that the taxpayers care about EDUCATION first. Isn't this the way it should be?

Anonymous said...

11:33 - A MEMBER OF THE BHS BAND REPORTED THAT FOOD WAS THROWN BY SOME DECATUR FOLKS AT BRIDGEPORT FANS AT LAST YEAR'S BATTLE OF BIG SANDY.

CHECK IT OUT.

Anonymous said...

9:38 I really don't think that we have moms and dads that really believe their child will be sporting a professional jersey...that's just something all of you say to support your non-support of athletics.

11:33 I was at the game last year and I really don't remember anything like this happening. Not saying it didn't, just never heard anything about it.

Anonymous said...

School boards in small towns are political. Period. Case in point, one of the current DISD board members is the brother of a current DISD principal. That would not happen elsewhere.

Anonymous said...

5:34 pm
LMAO

Anonymous said...

WWJD

Anonymous said...

2:25, that shouldn't be happening at DISD either. Used to be that when a family member was employeed by the district, any relative on the board had to step down before that family member could be hired.

WHY is this not still the case???
Isn't this a "conflict of interest" that is being flaunted in the citizens' faces?

Anonymous said...

6:08, the principal was there before her brother ran for the school board. He was recently elected. I was very surprised nobody on this blog caught wind of it!

Anonymous said...

I sure never heard it, and it is still a conflict of interest. One of them should leave.

Anonymous said...

Fruit N Nuts!

Anonymous said...

What's worse is the board member who ran and won while working as an administrator in the district. Now that is nuts!