“…The staff report on Red Hill was not clear on what funding source the district has identified to pay for the renovations, except to say “recent and unexpected one-time fiscal allocations of designated facilities funds.”
“…District voters did pass a $41 million school bond Measure A in 2010, but it was not immediately known if the district would be drawing from any remaining bond money. School facilities spending generally is restricted to bond funds.”
Outliers has a few questions:
- What’s wrong with the current administrative offices? (No more than twenty years old paid for by bond)
- Why spend $5 million for administrators and not for the benefit of the children?
- What message is this sending to the community for future bonds and taxes for schools?
- The original article talks about borrowing and paying interest on what seems like an unnecessary remodel. Doesn’t the community pay the interest?
- Won’t even more funds need to be secured to make the space usable for students use if needed?
- Wasn’t there a plan or proposal to enlarge the gym at White Hill?
- Were there studies done to project the likelihood of potential renters of the current district offices? If so, where are those findings?
- How much money has been spent to date?
- Does the board believe that administrative buildings and structures for themselves will better educate the children of the RVSD?
- Where was the community involvement in the decision making?