Just two weeks ago, District 191 decided to unnecessarily spend a metric fuckton of money in order to take over empty retail space in Burnsville’s failing Heart of the City but now they are whining that if budget cuts to erase the multi-billion dollar state deficit will impact their spending not only this year but especially in 2010-2011.
I’m a bit confused here. Everyone knew that budget cuts were coming as a result of the state’s budget deficit and they knew that it would be big. Why did District 191 feel that doing something as fiscally irresponsible as spending $1.2 million on renovating that ridiculous space which accounts for nearly half of the expected ~$3 million shortfall this year would be a good idea? Remember when I asked how they could justify that expense? Well, they answered by saying that they will use referendum money, which many other districts just don’t have, and increasing this year’s levy and additional 2.2% while passing the same old tired excuse that taxpayers just won’t notice because they’ll actually be paying less because their houses are worth less. Someone really ought to tell those in public office that they’re a bunch of thieving, lying, assholes.
Hey District 191 taxpayers, aren’t you glad that your tax dollars are going to fund an arts magnet which will only benefit a serious minority of students while the threat of larger class sizes and lowered educational effectiveness looms?
What do you think about District 191′s shortsighted approval of the unnecessary arts magnet and the financial burden it puts on the educational success of every K-12 student in District 191? Comment on, I’d love to hear what you think.