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    Who are the NERD fund donors Mr Snyder?

    Raise the curtain.

    Defeating A Millage

    By JGillman, Section News
    Posted on Mon Oct 01, 2012 at 10:12:22 PM EST
    Tags: Michigan, Traverse City, Schools, Performing Arts Center, Millage, Luxury, Disconnect, Tax Sales, Beasts of Burden, Taxpayers (all tags)

    Like everywhere else in the state of Michigan, leadership in the Traverse City Area Public Schools likes new and 'shiny' best.

    We're fighting a millage request that has an add on $26 million for a new performing arts center that will dwarf Interlochen. (you know .. the professionals) We're going all out up here to fight the latest pickpocketing by an irresponsible board, which has neglected its properties, in favor of building new. Literally.  In fact this statement:

    "Without the bond, TCAPS general fund will have to pay more than 3 million dollars per year to keep up with such demands. TCAPS operates a "general fund" that pays for the day-to-day operations of our school system, including student programming and employee salaries. A "capital" or "bond" fund supports the upkeep and improvement of infrastructure and cannot be used for day-to-day operations."
    so ..

    Essentially, they are saying "we don't know how to keep our stuff nice, and since you will pony up anyway .." A perfect example of our throwaway society I suppose.

    If you don't like this ..

    Then you trash it, and build this ..

    Fixing, remodeling, repair..  Out of the question.  Just replace.

    Curious on how we're fighting it?  Check THIS OUT

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    Déjà vu all over again. (none / 0) (#1)
    by KG One on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:51:45 AM EST
    Sounds similarly like the Roseville-Eastpointe Recreation Authority and the carnage that ensued (the article "forgot" to include a few extra zeros and the money spent within just the last decade).

    You'd be surprised at the actual amount of taxpayer cash Eastpointe City Council flushed down the toilet repairing their Community Center, only to see it get shut down in the end.

    But, but, Common Core... (none / 0) (#2)
    by Corinthian Scales on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 03:56:37 PM EST
    Since you are predisposed to use technology (none / 0) (#3)
    by Bruce on Tue Oct 02, 2012 at 10:33:10 PM EST
    to reduce costs, you ought to check this out:


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