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School bond: Proposal needs rewording

I concur with Mr. Bernard Skud’s letter in the News-Times of Feb. 22 regarding the ballot for the school levy.

As he states, “Read the fine print.” Sections three through seven are particularly important. The references to capital improvements are too vague. Everything is at the discretion of the school board. The monies can be used in any way and for any thing they deem necessary.

The last sentence of section seven states: “The designation of the bonds may be changed to reflect the actual date of issuance. The exact date, form, terms and maturities of the bonds shall be hereafter fixed by the resolution of the board.”

The high school does need the repairs and improvements. I am not against the rate of tax. But I am concerned about the procedures as stated in the ballot. The resolution should be re-worked, re-worked, and re-submitted.

Lorraine L. Bailey

Oak Harbor

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