10/16/2013 9:10:00 AM Letter: Chino schools 'just getting by' and need our help
Contact your local elected officials
STATE OFFICES Jan Brewer, Governor
Phone: 800-253-0883 Steve Pierce, senator-
email@example.com Karen Fann, representative-
firstname.lastname@example.org Andy Tobin, representative-
1700 W. Washington
Phoenix, AZ 85007
YAVAPAI COUNTY SUPERVISORS Craig Brown, District 4-
TOWN OF CHINO VALLEY Mayor and Town Council
1020 W. Palomino Road
P.O. Box 406
Chino Valley, AZ 86323
We wholeheartly are in favor of the Chino Valley School bond that the voters are being asked to support.
Our children are grown and even live in another state, but the students in the Chino Valley Schools still need our help.
The first organized Chino Valley School system has a wonderful history that dates back over 100 years. With the cutbacks in state funding for education, our schools are just getting by and the students deserve to be educated in a safe and updated environment.
The buses are antiquated by today's safety standards. Some of them are 33 years old with the average age being 17. Also, 179 classrooms do not have air conditioning. Many teachers and administrators could move to another city and receive higher pay, but they choose to stay here, in the Chino Valley School system. After living in the area for almost 10 years, we see why. Chino Valley is a great place to live!
Please educate yourselves on the bond information. We have, and we are voting yes for the school bond.
Mike & Susan Tobey
Members Chino Valley Chamber
Rotary Club of Chino Valley
Volunteers - Arizona Game & Fish Dept, Chino Valley Senior Center
Posted: Tuesday, October 29, 2013
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buses needed yes but 20 years of interest?
Yes the buses are 17 years old and they are asking for us to buy 15 new buses at 150k each financed over 20 years. Yet these buses we are asked to finance by a bond will be antiqued before the bond pays off in 20 years. Is this the way you finance your family transportation? No, even if you wanted to, the bank would not allow you to borrow money for your vehicles for more than 7 to 10 years. I agree the school needs new buses but not for 2.25 million financed over 20 years. We are forced to live with in our families budgets or go broke, but we never make government at any level stay within their budget. Governments solution is to borrow more money from future generations (20 years) for todays lack of balancing their budgets. How many homes and business have been lost in the last seven years and how many more will be ? The school system has had to reduce and simplify but have we not all suffered large financial losses and alerted our lifestyles? The economy has not improved substantially in our area, yet the government wants to tax and borrow on our homes, land and business for another 20 years air conditioning units that will last for 8 to 15 years and buses that will be worn out before the bond is paid off. Interesting. Schools do need funding, through reasonable financial vehicles Please get informed and then vote yes or no, Americans for the most part do not vote informed but on emotion no matter what the issue is or political party.