Letter to the editor: The wrong direction

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The wrong direction

As the Douglas County School Board and staff begin spending proceeds from MLO/bonds, why is there a need for a new standing committee to oversee the spending?

By the time this new committee gets on board, two years of spending would have been put in place. What, then, is their role? Is it to provide transparency for the board as they make their own decisions on how these funds will be spent and the committee’s role is to rubber stamp those decisions? It appears it is another public input committee that has little meaning and a puppet of the board and staff so they can call it transparency. Would it have been wiser to set this committee up prior to the election to demonstrate transparency if voters approved, as some suggested, rather than after the fact when proceeds would have been already earmarked/spent?

As some staff are disappointed in how they perceived raises would be distributed, taxpayers should also be disappointed in the direction this board is handling their money.

Dave Usechek

Parker

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