Aw Heck, Let's Just Talk About The 2013 School Bond Levy Right Here

Let's Talk About School Levies, Shall We?


The CH-UH Board Of Education and the Lay Facilities Committee's alleged efforts to engage the community leave me quite underwhelmed.

I've watched some meetings on video, I've attended a couple of meetings, and I've done my best to otherwise learn about the proposed levy.

Now, all I need is someone to talk to about this.

I'll start the conversation...

Did you know there's most likely two levies, in back-to-back years?

According to the January 9th LFC meeting, which is on video at the BOE's website, you can expect a Capitol Bond Levy in 2013, followed immediately by an Operating Funds Levy in 2014.

And it's pretty well understood that the 6 mils they will ask for on the Capital Bond Levy isn't nearly enough for the whole decade-long facilities initiative. They really need at least 10 mils to do it all.

Start watching (listening) around the 11:30-ish and 37 minute marks, each for about 5 minutes. It's worth your time.

http://www.chuh.org/multimedia/videos (top right, Lay Facilities Meeting - January 9, 2013)

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Michael's Shorts January 23, 2013 at 12:39 AM
Wow now that was witty. It was almost as funny as the first time you made that comment.
Michael's Shorts January 23, 2013 at 12:40 AM
Richard, would you prefer for me to create an account with a real-sounding name like "Michael" has done? Because that can be arranged.
Michael's Shorts January 23, 2013 at 12:41 AM
Irony at its finest.
Michael's Shorts January 23, 2013 at 12:46 AM
Nathaniel, while I don't disagree with you in theory, as Garry has pointed out, even with the current buildings, tens of millions of dollars in repairs are needed to keep them viable. Remember last year when Roxboro had serious issues that caused the cancellation of several days of school? Money is needed to fix some of the structural problems and if we act fast, some of it can come from the state.
Garry Kanter January 23, 2013 at 12:54 AM
The kids need buildings that don't hinder getting an education. The problem is that this ongoing goat rodeo - of the BOE, the admin, the Lay Facilities Committee, and Reaching Heights - has done nothing to indicate they have a clue as to how to go about analyzing what those needs are, and how to efficiently deliver them. They are wasting time and $, and getting nowhere, fast.


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