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Reader Opinion: Questionable spending

Our community in Aitkin faces the same taxing pressures of all small towns. It looks like the school district will roll out another attempt for a school bond, somewhere under $30 million.

Our community in Aitkin faces the same taxing pressures of all small towns. It looks like the school district will roll out another attempt for a school bond, somewhere under $30 million.

This is a third try at a bond, but my question is why did the school district already buy a property for $750,000 without taxpayer approval of a bond? Has the district got so much money it can spend nearly $1 million on a questionable purchase, contingent on a bond passing? That money could be spent maintaining existing facilities.

We all want the best education for our children and future generations. But that's a function of quality teachers and teaching, not the building! In fact, it begs the question of exactly where education is really headed with online and computer learning making rapid changes as well as year-round learning.

Paul Fiske

Aitkin

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