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May 5, 2013

Letters to the Editor – May 5, 2013


I wrote to the WISD with questions in hopes of getting answers so I may understand and better inform my family and friends as to the true needs and necessities of the district. They did not reply. Next, I followed up with a phone call that has, to date, not been returned. These and the above actions have proven to me that the WISD board of trustees and administration are not willing to compromise on the issue of necessity over grandeur. They are not willing to accept the fact that we should not have extravagant construction projects lumped into the true necessities of the district. It is an all-or-nothing concept for them and, unfortunately, it must be nothing that we offer in return.

The WISD leadership should be held accountable. Liberal spending must stop. Conservative money management is an absolute that we must demand from our elected officials.

I ask everyone to vote against the WISD bond.

Bob and Janelle Shepard, Weatherford

School bond needs came from citizens

Dear Editor,

In a civil society one would expect that citizens could engage in spirited but polite conversation about important issues.

Such has not been the case with respect to the Weatherford ISD 2013 bond election. The district, at a significant cost in time and money, has been overwhelmed with legitimate requests for information and has complied in accordance with the law. Unfortunately, some of information has been misinterpreted and misrepresented in an effort to defeat the bond in spite of overwhelming evidence that all of the proposals in the bond are needed.

Some of our friends and neighbors who have been active in the community responded to an invitation to participate in committees that would visit facilities, study needs, analyze data and make recommendations to the district. It is my understanding that some members wanted to build a new high school and a new stadium, but the majority did not agree and compromises were made. The committee met regularly beginning March 20, 2012, and made its final report to the WISD board on Jan. 10.

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