10/23/2013 10:02:00 AM Letter: HUSD is far from reality on override
Our landscaper came to the door and told us that they were going to raise the rate 10 perccent this year. We were not allowed to fire them even if they didn't do a good job and on top of that they will raise their rate 10 percent each year after that for six years.
The icing on the cake? If we don't pay they will put a lien on our property and take our home. Sound like a good deal?
That is why I say vote no on HUSD Special Override Election.
Like the landscaper, performance guarantee? None. The reason they cannot stay on Arizona State budget (like 50 percent of the Arizona schools)? No explanation as to why HUSD is unable to, just that they have the right to hold all property owners hostage by saying, "it's for the children."
Do you see evidence of proper money management? New covered parking lots with solar panels: for the children?
The HUSD calendar has the plan "work two months get a paid week off." HUSD vehicles are new or near new: do you drive a new car?
Crowded classrooms? That's nothing new. My mother-in-law taught in the 50s and wouldn't think of asking for an assistant if there was less than 30 kids.
Plus, how will this money reduce class size? They didn't bother to tell us (and besides, do they have to do anything different if it passes? Shoot, they could double class size and we still pay.
Lets talk reality. We have all had to "tighten our belts." Reagan is not in office and it's not 1985. Look at all the federal workers, the number of retirees. This demand for money without restriction shows how far from reality HUSD is.
Who is held accountable for the outcome? No one. Who should be required to pay? No one.
I urge everyone to vote no on HUSD Special Override Election.