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Our district is asking us to vote on a tech levy on Nov. 2 for $3.5 million a year for the next 10 years. Every year for the last 10 years the district has had a levy of varying amounts, the largest one in November 2017 for $109.3 million. During the school board meeting on Dec. 14, 2020, the board reported they would run out of money by February 2021. So they approved a levy of $35,027,171, which the taxpayers had no opportunity to vote on.

I could give many examples of what I consider to be wasteful spending by the board but will highlight just four here. In some cases I was provided data on bills and payments. In others, I was simply given a dollar amount paid.