"It's not some junky old bus" as quoted in the Antigo paper, referring to the nice, new and expensive vehicles that are parked on the north side of Antigo, in relation to an older school bus parked on the south side of town.
So, that in itself sums it up for me. You have the well-to-do who like nice new things on one side, telling us we should vote FOR this new school and the not-so-well-to-do who don't mind older things saying we should NOT vote for the new school.
Typical right, republican vs. democrat, or rich vs. poor, or popular vs. unpopular. I don't necessarily agree, although the people of Langlade County sure do seem divided on this school referendum issue.
The state imposed revenue limit is there for a reason and this is a prime example of WHY it was put into place. There is absolutely NO reason that the school district should be able to have an open-ended blank check.
Maybe the district needs to consider a referendum that would be more conservative.
I think that the referendum will probably pass this time and as they have stated, regardless of whether it does or does not, the rural schools will be closed. Another strong-arm tactic, in my opinion.
I hope for the sake of the majority of the community that the referendum does not pass. The Antigo School District and this new group of moms "our kids first" or whatever they want to call themselves are just simply asking for too much at a bad time.
Did any of those "moms" in that group take the time to educate themselves on the history of school referedums in Antigo and how the new high school was supposed to bring in all these new jobs and help the community grow and blah blah blah? It's all the same talk as it was years ago and that new high school didn't do SQUAT for Antigo besides raise our tax bills.
Enough is enough, if the rich folks want nicer schools for their kids, why don't they all donate and start private schools for them?
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