It would have been wonderful if we would have had such problems way back after the Depression. We went to three different country schools prior to them being closed and the county buying buses to transport the kids to a school in town. The greatest thing that happened was we could go out for sports. Most of the farm kids did not have electricity nor running water, so taking a shower after sports was a luxury. All of the extra items making things more enjoyable were not yet enjoyed by the schools by then.
Money was a big problem; I would estimate that the budget for the Peninsula school district probably made ours for the whole state look very small. We had to play football in the mud; no Astro-Turf. No flying the sports teams all over the state. We provided our transportation to baseball games.
Today, money has no value. In order to readjust the school budget it seems to be some changes needed to be made. Why not get into the spirit, after all to accept what in fact is a necessity would make things so much more sociable. One thing to think about is that every person in the United States is in debt to the tune of $17 trillion and adding more each day. Having gone through one Depression, it is possible that soon there will be another one here in our great country.