Buchanan Community Schools is trying to change the minds of voters once again to make improvements and upgrades to their building.
This, after their initial plans for improvements was defeated during the Nov. 8 general election. Now, the district is moving forward a new bond proposal for the May 2 ballot.
It’s a $35 million bond for building and site improvements, including facility projects.
Leader Publications reports that the school has release details about the upcoming bond on their website.
On the site, they have outlined their goals, using the acronym, Go Bucks. The goals are, Gives students modern facilities. Overhaul heating and cooling systems. Boost Safety and Security. Update classrooms. Create purposeful learning. Keep on track with district goals. Serve the community to proactively service into the future.
That’s nearly $24k PER STUDENT, and it’s a safe bet that none of it goes toward hiring more teachers or buying books (or even e-books).
So you know if this goes through they’ll come back again asking for more money to “hire more teachers”. It’s a scam, time for the schools to start staying within their means.
We don’t need more circuses, we need actual education. That they address this as a “Go Bucks” yea for the home team effort shows that they probably don’t understand that. There are so many phrases that apply…like throwing good money after bad. Show that your students SAT scores ranks higher than other districts and then ask for more funding to continue meaningful education.