That's right. The bond issue includes -- get this -- $13.5 million for a new elementary school. Given that the last elementary cost only $7.8 million, $5.7 million remain for (I was informed by the district treasurer) technology, loose furnishings and textbooks. That is $8,769 per pupil. Amazing! Amazingly expensive, that is.
Add it up (and I am being charitable here):
- use of a computer, network, etc. -- $1,000
- a desk and chair - $150
- textbooks - $250
- misc - $1,000
So, where is the remaining $6,369 per student?
Hint: It's not in your wallet.
Read this entry to see what the district does with excess bond funds -- your money. And remember, the district HAS sufficient bond residuals to build the new elementary.