School bond experience
I am a retired teacher who taught for more than 34 years with the Austin school district. I have observed many bond issues and know the importance of some items listed. What concerns me are the tactics that the administration uses to gain support for the bond. Have you noticed that television and news releases for the bond show what the bond proposal will do for schools only in areas that are known for high voter turnout? Have you noticed that items that are popular with large groups are combined with controversial or “new” wants? It is a shame that the voter can not have a line-item vote. I also remember previous bond packages that passed in which some changes that were to take place at my teaching location, never took place. The money that was allocated for these changes was “reassigned” to new desires and not necessarily at the same school. Be aware in your vote on the largest bond package in the Austin school district’s history.
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