Bait and Switch
These e-mails were provided to me by a citizen who made a FOIA request. School Board members report directly to the public, so it is up to you the citizens of VB to determine the consequences of their actions.
These show an intent to deceive not only city council but also VB Citizens. These Board members (at the last minute) pushed for a tax increase to accelerate the implementation of full day kindergarten--FDK (which was going to happen anyway they just wanted to speed it up). I KNOW we could have done it within our current budget and that is why I voted NO to the tax increase request.
Board Member Dan Edwards was right in the attached e-mail when he said that it was going to be a "tough sell to both to CC (city council) and the general public why it takes almost $7 million to add 8 more schools"
He further said that "we need some creative tools to explain this message".
Chair Anderson is asking for a tax increase for FDK but deceptively planning to use it for something else.
This deceit is why citizens do NOT trust their governments and I will NOT be a part of the deceit. I hope city council takes these e-mails into consideration when they are voting on whether or not to increase VB taxes.
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