Letter to the editor: No on Prop #1

No on Prop #1

Borough elections are on Tuesday, Oct. 2. As citizens of the Kenai Peninsula Borough it is really crucial that we voters take the time to know the issues and vote. Actually, you can vote now by going to any borough office, or on election day vote at any poling place using the question-ballot process. There is no excuse for not voting.

Proposition one … the proposed new school for the Kachemak-Selo Russian village who have 43 to 50 students this year will obligate all of us to pay a $5.5 million bond as our share of a $15 million school. The selling point is that the state is kicking in $10 million but the state has already overspent and stole our PFD too. There are three schools in the off-road area, so when will the other two petition for new schools? If people choose to live so remote they must be prepared to take more responsibility for themselves and their kids. The school board can offer a very successful “computer-based education” through the Connections Program.

Let’s not spend money we don’t have. Join me in voting NO on Proposition #1.

Ruby Denison, Ninilchik

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