Tuesday, April 19, 2011
Always spot on, Trustee Jeff Bass noted in the Idaho World that the board had "put off the inevitable." Exactly, and it was their right. They know the figures and have since December been working the dollars right through the levy campaign. Those dollars won't change when we get our new revenue numbers from the state. The job before the board remains.
In the category of even blind squirrels find an occasional nut, IW reporter Kathleen Wilson did correctly note that "teaching positions are funded by the state." We are a state school district...but this may still be "news" to some.
And finally the drama. I find it ironic that those who call the television news, and who print headlines stating "Heads saved from the Chopping Block..." would infer that the District desires a "dramatic effect." That is simply untrue. And of course our 300 friends in the Center on the Grove know that it is untrue, as they listened today to the same updated legal reports from the recent legislative session, that we listened to. All hoping they could avoid that next media cycle.
Then we all headed home, to head back tomorrow for round two. And in parting, one after another tells the GVSD contingent - "hey we'll see you tonight on Channel 7." Too funny.
But we learned a lot, and it was a day well spent. Tomorrow we get the finance side of the new legislation, that finance side that is funded in fact by the state, Idaho, that funds our teaching positions. But I am certain you will read all about it in the Idaho World.
Posted by Angel (Anjali DeWitt MacAngel) at 11:23 AM