Friday, July 25, 2014
VIDEO: Must see video on the Chester school funding crisis
Chester: Where you live should not determine whether you learn from Samantha Mason on Vimeo.
This excellent video is a little dated, going back to when the district was threatening to close, but it makes the claim that it could signify the beginning of the end of the school district.
Back then, the district was $9 million in debt. Today, it's reported that the district is $18 million underfunded. In this week's WURD 900AM interview with Mayor John Linder, the question was asked whether the $18 million is just the 'get by' figure or the 'fully funded' figure. The answer was never provided but it makes me wonder why the community outrage and protests haven't continued over adequate school funding.