It is time to just say no to the Walla Walla School District and School Board for the Walla Walla High School bond.
Taxpayers have said no and yet Superintendent Mick Miller and gang continue to reinvent a way to piecemeal this project together.
A couple of years ago the whole school was a wreck. And needed replaced. Now only the science building is worn out — no sinks or water, too small, teachers can’t teach. Seems if they would use common sense and make fair assessments and ask for just what was needed those of us paying for it would be more likely to support a bond issue.
I don’t know about you but I am pretty tired of hearing sob stories at bond election time from teachers about the rundown condition of the school and students who don’t pay taxes who need a new building in order to learn. We regularly pass levies for repair and maintenance of the schools. Shame on the district for not using that money to maintain the assets the taxpayers have paid for!
And for those who say this new addition to the science building will only be equivalent to a cup or two of Starbucks coffee a month, well just take a close look at the property tax bill you just received. Fifty-five percent of the total property tax we pay goes to schools. That means the average homeowner with a median-priced home in Walla Walla already pays $1,450 annually for schools, $120 per month.
And if your kids go to private school you don’t get anything for your money.
Dare to say no!
With the history of bait and switch with our money, the school district needs to hear another resounding “no.”
Please just say no. Quit wasting our hard earned money.