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Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

That's right, spend your way into wealth. Was the million dollar pool and the million dollar city shop a turning point in our history, too? Are the kids that are currently in our grade school getting a shoddy education? Did the new middle school classify as history? How much growth have we seen from that? Why doesn't the new middle school make us a top notch community? How much are we going to spend to get there? What if we build it and no one comes? Are you saying the teachers and administration we have now are not professional or quality material? Are they all going to leave if this bond doesn't pass?

March 1, 2011 at 3:10 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

Heavens to Mergatroid, if the school administrators and school board recommend it, it must be the one and only solution. Why are we even voting on it? Heck, if they had a public forum, that seals it. To think that I could get "the facts" and still disagree! Have mercy. Look, you vote YES and I'll vote NO for this go 'round. In better times I'll vote YES.

March 1, 2011 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

Heavens to Mergatroid, if the school administrators and school board recommend it, it must be the one and only solution. Why are we even voting on it? Heck, if they had a public forum, that seals it. To think that I could get "the facts" and still disagree! Have mercy. Look, you vote YES and I'll vote NO for this go 'round. In better times I'll vote YES.

March 1, 2011 at 1:58 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

But that family is only spending THEIR money. If you want to be so free and easy with everyone else's money, maybe you should go into politics. I'm not convinced of the need. I think it is being over-hyped. There are no hard numbers on how many people with school age children will be moving to Tonganoxie in any given year. In fact, Tonganoxie is looking stagnate in growth to me. And don't forget the growing number of parents sending their children to private school. I think there are more cost effective ways to address some of the issues that are being claimed as a reason for a new school and all of the increased costs that go with it, not to mention the increased longterm costs.

March 1, 2011 at 12:12 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

I'm sorry, but $25-30 million dollars is a bigger issue than you (supporters) are making of it. We've all become so numb to financing whatever we want, to a national debt in the trillions, that even a prolonged down economy doesn't register with us as long as we still have a job. To heck with anyone else's situation. A new school does not a "top-notch" community make. But sound financial responsibilty is a start. The City itself barely has the funds to operate. The school is charging for things it never had to before. So what makes us think we can afford something even bigger with more bells and whistles? Let's be a top-notch community by making wise decisions for EVERYONE.

March 1, 2011 at 9:07 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

I'm sorry, I don't see a legitimate comparison between FDR and people that want to spend money that they don't have. I'm voting NO. And for those of you that don't want to vote for Dennis Bixby because of his stance on this, I would like to know what Paula Crook's position on the school bond is, because I believe he is running against her. Paula does not have a record for agreeing with large financial expenditures. Maybe this is an exception for her, I don't know.

February 28, 2011 at 3:29 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Supporters say growth necessitates bond issue

When I was younger, I didn't understand the older people that seemed to be against everything that involved money. The penny pinchers. The people that lived through the depression truly know what hard living is. There was no welfare or food stamps back then. No social security. Now that this recent economy has worked its number on me, I better understand them and their attitude. It has nothing to do with not caring for the kids. It's a true appreciation for the difference between wants and needs, and just how much money that extra one or two hundred dollars a year is. It's the worry of that long term debt. It's not taking for granted that there will always be money from somewhere. Yes, there are plenty of grumps young and old that aren't ever in favor of anything. But please don't be so quick to put down "the old people." They just may be smarter than you think. I will not be voting for the bond issue this time around. Maybe next time if things are brighter. Just because it has already been pushed back, doesn't mean it can't be pushed back again. I have grandkids in this school district. They are doing just fine and I imagine will continue to do so regardless of the outcome of this bond issue. They come from some pretty stout stock.

February 25, 2011 at 3:59 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

Letter to the editor: Longtime Tonganoxie resident concerned about bond issue

I just want to point out that between the new subdivisions, new middle school, school remodels, new City shop,new pool, that downtown Tonganoxie is still dead, businesses are still closing and some of those left can't pay their sales taxes. So tell me one more time how a new grade school is going to save the community and local economy.

Yes, the grade school needs to be replaced. But not now. And when the time is right, it should be built modestly and not pompously. Since when does education have to come from mega-million dollar buildings? By the way, I went to 5th grade in a trailer right here in Tonganoxie over 35 years ago, so what's the hurry to change things now? Trailers may not be the optimum choice, but they are economical, they work, and you know what? It's all this community can afford right now.

February 17, 2011 at 11:06 a.m. ( | suggest removal )

Are you a fan of the heavy snowfall during the winter?

Snow doesn't have beans to do with education. You are the one that doesn't get it. When they ask the question "What, in your opinion, can be done to fix the education system?" you'll be listened to.

February 8, 2011 at 4:55 p.m. ( | suggest removal )

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