I write this open letter to express my complete and total support of Mr. Curt Raymond for election to the Capital school board on Tuesday, May 13.
I write this open letter to express my complete and total support of Mr. Curt Raymond for election to the Capital school board on Tuesday, May 13. My family and I have resided and paid school property taxes in the Capital School District for over 35 years, and quite frankly, I have never been impressed with the financial or operational acumen of the administration in all that time.
The only phrases you hear from the administration are: I guess we will have to go to referendum or we will have to raise taxes. They never mention the property tax payers since we are just an open wallet for their spending plans. Never do you hear this is how we are going to better manage the budget, or improve operational efficiency and integrity, or anything that sounds like they are running a business. And why should they? No one is holding their feet to the fire. The Capital School district needs to have an independent voice on the School Board someone who is a spokesperson for the students, parents, teachers and taxpayers.
As an independent businessman, I believe Mr. Curt Raymond has the experience in balancing expenses with budget limitations. Another major weakness of the Capital School District today is a lack of communication with parents, teachers and the people of the community on educational expectations for our students, etc. Mr. Raymond will help build bridges instead of tearing them down. Mr. Raymond publically told me he will express the positives outcomes in the district and focus on fixing the negatives. I know Mr. Curt Raymond can provide the voice for the community and challenge the status quo to build a better school district. He will represent the interests of all the citizens in the Capital School District.
Mark Twain once famously remarked “I'm all for progress, its change that I can't stand.” Of course, Twain fully understood progress does not happen without changes to the status quo.
That’s why I am voting for Curt Raymond on May 13 for the Capital school board.