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School budget process
By Charles Edwardson


March 30, 2008

I guess my last rambling letter missed the mark appealing to the public to attend and comment on the Ketchikan school budget process. Only one guy commented and apparently the budget is perfect so none of us has any room to complain. Good job school board and borough budget committee. You have passed a perfect budget that needs no public comment or participation. The public trusts you completely and has no qualms about how things are running. Microsoft could take some pointers from this budget committee and the school board.

For the two school board members who were on the side of activities taking more of a priority, apparently you two and a few of us that failed to try to help were in the minority. The long term negative effects of our negligent priority list will have to be realized when it is too late.

Sorry for not participating. Now I have no right to complain about these choices of priorities for our schools. I can doubt the rational but have no right to criticize, as I failed to participate as did everyone else who had a question or two.

To the school board members who feel frustrated and feel like you are fighting an uphill battle, thanks for your support and service. Even the ones who passed this 'budget" -- thanks for your efforts, even though I personally feel you missed the mark .

Charles Edwardson
Ketchikan, AK

Received March 28, 2008 - Published March 30, 2008


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