All We Can Do
|The members of the Loudon County School Board have
done all we can do to get the long overdue building program out of the
ground. We've done due diligence working with the professionals
identifying the most pressing needs of the school system. We have
developed a plan that is sensitive to the tax payers and is both
functional and financially feasible. The plan has been submitted to the
county commission for funding, funding that will require no property tax
increase. That's all we can do. Now it's up to commissioners to approve
the funding. But will they?
Commission is set to discuss the building program again at tonight's workshop. Given the previous discussions of Mayor Arp and some commissioners, I suspect we're about to see politics at it's best or worst depending on your view point. After all, we are coming up on an election. As much as I hope I'm wrong, I'm afraid we will see Arp and others try to muscle the new school for Greenback off the table again. Let's just wait and see which elected officials think they will benefit from the commission's decision.
The workshop will be at the Court House Annex at 6:00 pm tonight (12/21/09).