No third time for Wyoming Schools bonding proposal, says Superintendent
David Moore November 6, 2013 | WGVU
Tuesday’s near $50 million package
was a restructured version of the district’s May 7 ballot issue.
out campaign to come up with new funding got a bad review from the Kent County Taxpayer’s
But alliance spokesperson Jeff
Steinport makes it clear it wasn’t the actual issue itself that concerned them.
Steinport said “If there are legitimate needs
and they seriously need to raise money for builldings, they need to analyze
their priorities and come back to taxpayers. We’d prefer in November when
people expect to be voting, and maybe a more modest request.They’re asking for quite a bit of money and
maybe one or two projects that would be the top priority would be more
But Superintendent Dr. Thomas
Reeder says "that’s it" when he goes back to the school board next meeting.
Reeder said “My recommendation will be not to
return to the voters.They have spoken,
they have said they want us to live with our (current) budget.”
Reeder says it was absentee
voters, largely older residents without children in school, that brought the
defeat of both of Tuesday’s proposals.
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