The rush decision by the Peninsula School District Board of Directors to place a $50 million capital levy on the November ballot is very concerning.
What is even more troubling is the board’s decision to hold a 7 a.m. meeting to provide public comment. Holding an important public forum at that time on a normal workday is a clear example that the school board members do not take public opinion seriously.
Most of us want to trust our elected (or appointed) officials, but this kind of action does not build trust. Why the need for a capital levy on the November ballot? Why not seek broad community input before they come to a decision about the amount needed and whether a levy or a bond is in the community’s best interest?
The Peninsula School District needs to be strong and have full public support. The school board directors have mishandled the levy decision, and it is time for a change.