Two public hearings remain after being called by the Weatherford ISD board to hear from residents about the possibility of the district calling a bond election in May. A committee recommended the board consider calling a bond election for $99.2 million.
The first public hearing, on Tuesday at 6 p.m., will be held in the board room of the District Services Building, 1100 Longhorn Drive.
The second, on Thursday, Feb. 26, at 6 p.m., will also be held in the board room, and may result in a vote from the board to either put a bond election on the May 9 ballot or take no action.
by Bob & Janelle Shepard, April 5, 2013 – I would like to express my opposition to the proposed $107.32 million Weatherford ISD bond package. While this bond does address some needed issues, it is packaged with overpriced, unneeded construction projects. Why the WISD Board of Trustees and administration have chosen to offer a general bond over a specific-use bond should not be lost on those who are looking only at the positives within the package.
By Senator Blutarsky
Ref: Frank Williford’s post – Taxpayers will not be on the hook for ONLY 107 million –
Frank – excellent analysis. I concur. But Parker-Weatherford voters have the usual case of “normalcy bias”. They refuse to think that things – society, finance, life in general – might be anything but normal, with an occasional thundercloud, but “normal”. So they set themselves up to be deceived by (take your pick- the school board, city council, county commissioners court, State Rep or Senator), who advocate unscrupulous spending and financing schemes.
This boondoggle in particular is being peddled with the usual sad, weak emotional appeal of ” its for the children “………….riiiiiiiiiiiiiiight………. The same “children” who might grow up and inherit a colossal , oppressive debt ?