The technology bond proposal in the Grosse Pointe School District is an appeal to voters and taxpayers for $50 million. But the entire technology project only needs $10 million.
I don’t need to guess how much computer equipment costs. I know how much it costs. I am an info tech professional with a certification in computer equipment.
The people who crafted this proposal are asking for an excess amount of $40 million. Why? Taxpayers and voters have not been given any believable explanation. I ask them to look at the actual bond proposal. That is where taxpayers and voters will find their answer. This is not a technology bond. It is an omnibus spending bond. A “no” vote is plain common sense.
Eric A. Warren, Grosse Pointe Park
Denied a debate
What a sad moment in our democracy when dissenting voices are not welcome. A Grosse Pointe school board trustee posts on his personal Facebook complaints about lies and misinformation contained in a batch of recent robocalls asking for a defeat of the bond paid for by Residents for Responsible Spending. To his credit, the trustee apologized at the board meeting but he was not reprimanded by the board president.
The Michigan School Teacher of the Year, in last week’s letter to the Grosse Pointe News editor, mischaracterized the group asking for the defeat of the tech bond as being anti-technology, instead of as residents who are merely requesting responsible spending of their tax dollars. Why not engage in a debate over disputed positions?
Kelly Boll, Grosse Pointe Park