By John and Maureen Kocourek
The School Board is scheduled to conduct a Budget Study Session on March 18.
If you want evidence that the Vallejo City Unified School District is over funded, that no further bond measures will be needed, and that tax revenue is being wasted, then you need look no further than the classified ads in the local newspapers…
This is one example of how disconnected our VCUSD hierarchy is from the community it is supposed to serve.
When people are outraged about a glossy booklet and the cost associated with it, delivered to every household in the District, the District’s response to the outrage is to spend more of our tax money on a consultant who will,]
“support the District in effectively disseminating and communicating important information…”
The consultant will also…
“…support the District in providing feedback on press releases, newsletters, reports and bbrouchures (sic), and ensure dissemination of positive stories about the District…”
We, the taxpayers and residents can provide this feedback at no charge to the District. Stop wasting precious tax resources on, “spin” and put the dollars into the classroom. How about Improving the dismal dropout rate, keeping the students and faculty safe, and educating students?
As taxpayers, we can tell you that when VCUSD pulls stunts like this, we reflect on them when we fill out our ballots and will continue to vote “NO” on school bond measures.
Note: All opinions expressed in this column are those of the writer and not necessarily those of the Vallejo Independent Bulletin.