Late To The Party

Are you planning to vote on Tuesday?

Here is a link to a sample ballot that we found on Cape County’s site.

The sample ballot looks like it includes all the items that will be voted on in all the cities and school districts in the county.  Looks like pretty standard stuff except the Proposition A for Fruitland and Jackson.

Sadly, as involved as I am, I did not know that Jackson was preparing this ballot initiative.  I must have missed it as I read the last 12 issues of Jackson / Mayor Lohr’s monthly Town Crier.  I also don’t recall seeing it in the bi-annual mailer from the school district, but that doesn’t mean it wasn’t there.


The first I noticed was when the signs appeared all over town to Keep Jackson Kids First.  I was disappointed that the site listed ‘class size’ as an aggravating factor but didn’t list any details regarding the students/classroom.

I’m curious about your thoughts on the issue.

My knee-jerk reaction is to question the need for a brand spanking new $16,000,000 building with all the bells and whistles.  There is a downturn in the economy if you haven’t heard – 8% unemployment / 15% real unemployment.

My children were at IC when the tornado hit.  Guess what.  They learned quite well in the trailers that were brought in to the site while the damaged building was replaced.  It is far past time in this country to be less concerned about how nice the building looks on the outside and stay focused on what happens inside.

How about we downsize this into a $5,000,000 project of modular / pre-fab buildings that can be easily expanded.  I’m betting with the quality teachers Jackson seems to attract, students will learn just fine inside those buildings no matter how they look on the outside.

But, alas, I’m too late to the party.