LIES THAT THE SCHOOL ESTABLISHMENT TELLS YOU WHEN THEY MANIPULATE YOUR VOTE
Tom C Bailey, our former superintendent used to scare the the voters to vote for his building projects by claiming that every vote was a last chance to get building aid at our normal level. He started with the scaremongering already in1993 selling a building project. He used the same untrue threats fore every other building project he was pushing. The tactics worked, the district is, as everyone knows, in deep debt and has suffered tax increases of almost 30%. in one year. The new superintendent, Steve Schoonmaker has regrettably continued the scaremongering which has gone on for at least 14 years. The material below shows the falsehoods that Tom Bailey told to manipulate the voters. The truth is, that despite Bailey's false claims, the state aid was not changed in 1994 or 1999 or any other time in between. We have now in 2007 exactly the same aid as we had in 1993 when Bailey and Bossard claimed that the aid would be cut!. Now they are at it again! After 14 years of lies, are you ready for the truth? After absorbing the facts, remember the rule: Fool me once shame on you, fool me twice shame on me!
FOOL ME ONCE:
Tom Bailey and Kermit Bossard put out a propaganda article that was sent on taxpayer expense to homes in the S-VE district. The text to the right is from the actual September 1993 issue of their" Viewpoint". The text to the right is what actually happened.
FOOL ME TWICE
Superintendent Bailey and Jim Loomis were back to selling a building project again in 1999. New project, same bull.
FOOL ME OVER AND OVER AGAIN
Superintendent Steve Schoonmaker was selling in the November 27, 2007 Board meeting another 8 million dollar building project!! We already have room for 1700 students in our district so the student population can increase with 700 students before we need more space. The student population is in a free fall and has declined 15% since 2000, so the 29 million building addition was a huge, costly mistake. Jim Loomis and Tom Bailey were the main perpetrators on that one. With all the unused space and 15 years left to pay for the last mistake, it is incredible that superintendent Steven Schoonmaker is pushing to spend another 8 million dollars on buildings! During superintendent Schoonmakers' term our district has preformed poorly in state mandated tests so we are on the "schools in need of improvement" list where only the worst of the worst schools are classified. We are doing so poorly that the state has put restrictions on spending, which has increased local taxes because unlike other school districts we cannot use increases in state aid to offset local taxes. That cost us 1 million in local taxes last year. With that kind of record one would hope that superintendent Schoonmaker would focus on getting us out from the academic hole instead of digging us deeper in the financial hole.
These people are ruthless against the elderly who cannot afford to pay for the waste and mismanagement in the school budgets. They have no scruples to evict an 83 year old childless widow from her home. Click here to read what the school board did to my former neighbor Martha Purje.