According to OFK: •Money raised through the issuance of bonds can only be used for the building of new buildings, remodeling of existing buildings, purchase of land for future buildings or purchase of new equipment (like buses and textbooks). The money cannot be used for operating expenses, which include staff salaries, utilities and everyday expenses.
According to an entry from a district report of bond expenditures obtained through a public records request: "PO: 2608969 ITM: 0002 05/15/2006 Des: REPAINT TOILET PARTITIONS AND Vendor: 006771 - A.K.PAINTING COMPLETELY PAID"
Isn't painting a toilet partition an everyday expense?
To be certain, there is many more instances where 27-year bonds are used to fund operating expenses.
This means your children will still be paying for this repainting decades from now -- a repainting that will not last a year.
Government debt spending gone mad.
The district will continue to get away with this nonsense as long as the taxpayers support unneeded levies.
Note to OFK volunteers: You are selling nonsense to your neighbors. Is that what you want to be doing?