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School board wastes money on overseas trips | Letters

It is disheartening to read how our school board is wasting our district's funds.

Superintendent Rob Neu seems to be doing a respectable job, but can anyone point to something he's done to earn a $42,000-a-year raise? Has our graduation rate risen above 70 percent during his tenure? Is every student passing standardized testing?

Beyond this, I am appalled at the money being thrown at expensive overseas trips. Does our district really have $83,000 lying around for vacations to Asia and Europe when we don't have enough textbooks in our classrooms?

In a world connected by technology, surely we can discover how the Scottish school system runs without most of the school board and the superintendent taking a taxpayer-funded trip there.

It seems that when the district wants more money, they portray the students as suffering from our district's poverty, and yet when it comes to the wants of the administration and board, there's plenty of money to be spread around.

In my eyes, every dollar in the district represents the hard work of those who live in our state and our district, and should be treated with more respect. I will not vote for any incumbent school board member as they come up for re-election, and I encourage others to do the same.

Shelley Mooth, Federal Way

 

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