Over the weekend I set forth again the argument about how the Kenosha Unified School Board and its administrators seriously flunked the stewardship test but now want taxpayers to ante up for a new high school.
The school flaks are pushing the concept that they won't have to up taxes for the new building because of debt restructuring but there's a second referendum question to increase taxes to staff the school.
Despite blatant mismanagement and failure to plan, there's no way to get around the need for a high school. It's not going to go away or get any cheaper. (And, by the way, it's not really a new high school as it'll be an addition onto Indian Trail Academy, a specialty high school where parents justifiably worry that expanding it to a comprehensive facility will destroy its unique character.)
But voters can send the tax and spend school board and their hired guns a message by voting "no" to the operations tax increase. Maybe then the school board will get the message about fiscal stewardship. Maybe.