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Community Priority Summary
Quotes from the Community
Candidate Priority Summary
At Large Seat
A word on our lousy fiscal management question:
We included a lousy question on fiscal management. But the upshot was that 25% of community respondents took the time to tell us it was a lousy question. Overwhelmingly these respondents stated that the district cannot be trusted to spend current taxpayer money, let alone additional funds. Reducing administrative spending and closing schools should have been options in our survey question. A few quotes from respondents:
- “I do not trust the board and superintendent (and his ridiculous raise) with additional resources at this time.”
- “The district is not a good steward of existing funding. I will not support tax increases until I see consistent improvement in student achievement.”
- “As a teacher in DPS, I can attest that there is a lot of wasteful spending.”
- “DPS could easily balance the budget by strong reduction in top administrative and management positions that do not add value to the students. The district has been, and continues, to be top heavy.”
Thank you for these ideas and for calling us out on a badly constructed question.