Why should we merge the school districts without any gaurantee that uncontrolled spending will not just get us into the same boat we are in now?
I think the school district has to have a contract with the community before they revisit the idea of a merger and possible levies. No one wants to see teachers loose jobs or even administrators but the blatant disregard for the local economy must befuddle even the most intelligent among us. Schools want more when the local economy is faltering.
Give us a guarantee like we will only have one teacher for every 30 students and one administrator for every 30 teachers and one principal for every 10 administrators and one guidance counselor for every 200 students ... or something along these lines so we can gaurantee our money is going to good use.
Schools districts are also cutting costs by having a Web site and having virtual classes so some kids have a hybrid education of homeschooling and public schooling. If you video a class on math and put it on the Internet and put a FAQ section online also, then you don't have to pay a teacher to do that again and if 30 out of 100 kids excel because of it then you don't have to expend the resources on those 30 -- saving money and the other 70 get a better education because of a smaller class size.