Saving money a priority for the School Board

Published: Monday, January 23, 2006 at 6:01 a.m.
Last Modified: Sunday, January 22, 2006 at 10:19 p.m.
Here is a novel idea - if we saved money on the school electric bills wouldn't that leave more dollars in the School Board budget for actual learning processes for the children served by the school board!
I see this investigation by Eileen Roy as very relevant to the operation of the school system. Also, what I don't see as relevant is why the School Board is worried more about public relations than saving money that would best be used to educate students.
If they were a governing board of a company that paid them dividends, would they be as inclined to pay higher bills for services or products or, better yet, what about their own homes/lives?
I think everyone in Alachua County should be writing the School Board to get this handled properly - just because they get the money used to pay these bills from taxpayers doesn't mean they don't have a moral obligation to get the most service at the best price.
Karen Kays, Gainesville

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