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Study intended to provide information to taxpayers

Posted: June 20, 2011 - 9:28am

I am writing to respond to the June 11 editorial that suggests that the school district’s economic significance study was an unnecessary exercise. While I agree that this study is not the ultimate measure of our school district’s worth, I feel that it provides important information that our tax payers deserve to know.

When I commissioned the study, my intention was not to look past our mission that in part, is to develop creative, productive learners who demonstrate the skills, knowledge, and attitudes to meet life’s challenges. Rather, it was done to help our taxpayers understand the economic importance of KPBSD.  

As our community struggles to generate the needed revenue to ensure that we can meet our mission, it is critical that the public is well informed on all the pieces of the school district’s puzzle. Sharing that our students consistently out-perform their peers from across Alaska is apparently not enough.

Thank you for your continued interest and support of KPBSD.

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radiokenai
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radiokenai 07/13/11 - 11:57 am
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Anytime I read a column where a politician uses tax dollars to conduct a study telling their economic significance...translates into money wasted.

Fess up Steve, you messed up and blew a bunch of tax dollars on a worthless study when you shouldn't have.

Now move on and don't let it happen again, ok pal?

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Raoulduke 07/14/11 - 07:03 am
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What was the COST of this School Districts Economic Significance Study?As our Community STRUGGLES to generate revenue.Can you not cut back in some areas to lessen the burden on the TAXPAYERS?Can you not devise a way to pay teachers on their MERIT,and not the longevity of a teacher with automatically set pay raises?I know.Not anyone would want to have wages frozen for a couple of years.Similar to what Social Security recipients have had to deal with going on the 3rd year now.But trying to correct a problem with the same mindset that created the problem is quite ludicrous.Rather like our government but on a smaller scale.

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stuartw13 01/17/12 - 06:58 pm
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