What will Margaretta do now? A large majority of Margaretta voters have decided, repeatedly, they will not support the current system. A far better question is, what will the Margaretta administration and the Margaretta Board of Education do now? I hope it is not what they have done before.
"We just have to do a better job explaining the situation; we'll just put up a larger levy next time; you just don't understand; we're doing everything we can; we're cutting extra curriculars and sports; the older voters don't care about the kids; save our community; it's all about the kids!"
I am writing to urge a new path. It has been said, "If you do what you've done, you'll get what you've got." It is obvious Margaretta voters are dissatisfied with what's been done and what they've got. They are refusing to support the status quo, period. Margaretta voters are tired of spin, angry about being talked down to, and disgusted about being ignored until the next levy.
Will the leadership make Margaretta into what the electorate wants before the next election? I hope so, but given the late date and entrenched culture, I am not optimistic. Repackaging slogans, refusing to admit to mistakes, and staying the course equals another funding failure. The leadership of Margaretta is out of step with the electorate. The leadership has been telling the voters they're wrong for not passing more taxes. The voters are telling the leadership more taxes won't fix what is wrong with Margaretta. Without the support of these same voters, Margaretta's leaders won't be leading anything.
Margaretta Class of 1968