The group of elitists that run Lebanon and the Lebanon School District are the very people that Dr. Carson is talking about. These people believe that they are entitled to all of our money. They can dream up projects costing $100's of millions of dollars and you are supposed to feel good about giving them your money to spend as they please. After a levy is passed there is no one enforcing where that money is spent.
In the case of the school district, you can be sure that any contracts given will be kept under wraps. Just as the planning stages for this mega project were kept secret. These plans are exceptionally grandiose.
The lies, half-truths and utter absence of information is just the way these people operate. Later, they can say, "we never promised this or that." Does the Obama Care lies come to mind?
Millions of dollars have been spent on the very schools that they plan to demolish. The JHS had more than $200,000.00 put in the auditorium alone. No one mentioned nor was it ever discussed that they planned to hit that school with the wrecking ball.
I have been to board meetings where it was discussed that the school was half empty. It was the former high school and all four high school grades were in that building. Jennifer Moormeier had offices there for curriculum and computer planning. The school is in excellent condition. Many of you have been to plays and other activities in the JHS.
Lebanon is not gaining students. In fact the ODE reports that LCSD has a decline of 84 students from 2010 to 2013. Why the hurry to build new buildings with this decline in enrollment.
Facts to consider:
THE OSFC MONEY IS OUR MONEY.
IT WILL NOT BE LOST.
THE OSFC OWES LCSD THIS CREDIT.
LET'S WAIT UNTIL THE PEOPLE APPROVE OF THE PLANS.
LET'S WAIT UNTIL THE PEOPLE HAVE A VOICE IN THE PLANS.
This project was thrust on us as an emergency. It is NOT an emergency. There is no reason to jump in the fire with these elitists. Mark North will be long gone, just as Bill Sears is long gone and we will have the long term debt.
WE WILL BE STUCK WITH THIS NEW DEBT FOR 37 YEARS. Many of will be dead when the debt keeps growing on and on.
Please don't let them do it to us again. They tricked us in August. Don't let them do it again tomorrow. Many of us just can't afford to give them any more of our money. We love children. We have children and grandchildren, but the line has to be drawn sometime.
NOW IS THAT TIME TO JUST SAY ENOUGH!