Close Forgot password? Please put in your email: Send me my password! Close message Login This blog post All blog posts Subscribe to this blog post’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Subscribe to this blog’s comments through… RSS Feed Subscribe via email Subscribe Follow the discussion Comments (3) Logging you in… Close Login to IntenseDebate Or create an account Username or Email: Password: Forgot login? Cancel Login Close WordPress.com Username or Email: Password: Lost your password? Cancel Login Dashboard | Edit profile | Logout Logged in as Admin Options Disable comments for this page Save Settings Sort by: Date Rating Last Activity Loading comments… You are about to flag this comment as being inappropriate. Please explain why you are flagging this comment in the text box below and submit your report. The blog admin will be notified. Thank you for your input. +3 Vote up Vote down JustMe · 324 weeks ago Is this the “committee of concerned citizens” that the school board put together? Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +6 Vote up Vote down Just a Citizen · 324 weeks ago The commitee is not an “exclusive” group of school board approved individuals. Anyone in our community is welcome and encouraged to come to the meetings; whether to participate or to simply obtain more information. The focus is on the kids in our community and providing them with a safer, more secure learning environment. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago +1 Vote up Vote down Allen Ludden · 324 weeks ago It doesn’t matter what anyone says. As long as this school board is behind anything I’m always gonna think its shady and vote against it. Safe rooms are fine and I’d vote for those but not the rest of their wish list. Report Reply 0 replies · active 324 weeks ago Post a new comment Enter text right here! Comment as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments Comments by IntenseDebate Enter text right here! Reply as a Guest, or login: Login to IntenseDebate Login to WordPress.com Login to Twitter Go back Tweet this comment Connected as (Logout) Email (optional) Not displayed publicly. Name Email Website (optional) Displayed next to your comments. Not displayed publicly. If you have a website, link to it here. Posting anonymously. Tweet this comment Cancel Submit Comment Subscribe to None Replies All new comments To the Editor,On June 24, a special election will be held in the USD 353 school district.Â This bond election will cover some needed updates to some of our school buildings, as well as, making all of the buildings safer and more secure.Â Â Â I urge everyone in the community to get informed before making any decisions.A committee has been formed by concerned citizens, who want to get information out about the bond issue.Â The KIDS Committee will be placing large boards around town which depict the architect renderings of the proposed additions and the security changes to all of the buildings for the public to view.Â There will be information sheets placed around town as well.Â Assistant Superintendent Larry Roth has been speaking with and will be speaking to several civic organizations in the next couple of weeks to explain the scope of the bond issue, as well as, answer any questions.As a taxpayer, I know a bond issue can be an unpopular idea.Â However, I do believe we are in an opportune time right now.Â The Kansas Star Casino has helped lower our projected county property taxes AND we qualify for the State to pay 52% of the principle and interest of the bond.Decisions like this are never easy.Â Again, I urge everyone to get as much information as possible and ask questions.Â Talk to a school board member or a building principal.Â This is as much about taking care of our community as it is taking care of our children. Â Thank you for your time on this matter and thank you for voting.Â Judi FinkÂ Co-Chair and Treasurer -Â KIDS CommitteeFollow us on Twitter.