To the Editor:
I recently attended the District 36 school board meeting. Several concerned citizens from our community spoke regarding the tax levy that the board was voting on. They also expressed their concern for a town that is suffering due to the economy.
It was very moving to listen to what these gentlemen had to say. One of the men had even gone as far as to figure out that District 36, a one-school district, spends more than $11,000 a student, compared with District 200, a much larger district with several schools, which spends a little more than $7,000 a student. When the board was asked what the huge difference was, they were silent.
Then the board proceeded to approve the 4.9 percent increase to our taxes. Only one board member listened to her community and voted “no.” Thank you, Laurie Alsot.
I am writing to encourage my neighbors to get out and vote in the April 9 election. Four of the board seats are up for re-election, and there are several new community members running. It is time for Wonder Lake to vote for a change in our local school board. The current members do not care about what the community wants. We need people sitting on the board who do want to represent the community that elects them.
Rhona A. Wenk