[Vision2020] Weitz is a HERO

Tom Hansen thansen at moscow.com
Tue May 8 16:37:01 PDT 2007

Arnold -


The levy that was voted on and passed by the voters of Moscow is not
intended to purchase "extra goodies for the kids".  Since the last levy
failed (you remember it, don't' you?), the sole purpose of this (recently
passed) levy is to provide sufficient funds as to maintain what the MSD
already has.  It serves as a catalyst (of sorts) against the effects of
inflation (over the past fifteen years) that were not taken into
consideration when the bond passed in 1992.


Without this levy and/or funds appropriated by the 1992 bond, MSD will be
forced to make cuts that will not only adversely impact the classrooms, but
our community as well.


One major "drawing card" that attracts people/families to move to a
community is the quality of available education at the K-12 level.  I am
certain that those of us who truly believe in community growth understand
this basic principle.


Seeya round town, Moscow.


Tom Hansen

Moscow, Idaho


"I think one of the best ways to support education is to make successful
private schools like Logos prosper through tax exemption."

- Donovan Arnold (July 11, 2005)


From: vision2020-bounces at moscow.com [mailto:vision2020-bounces at moscow.com]
On Behalf Of Donovan Arnold
Sent: Tuesday, May 08, 2007 4:21 PM
To: Tom Ivie; vision2020 at moscow.com
Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Weitz is a HERO


Tom Ivie,


What is more important, extra goodies for kids, or teaching them that
stealing is wrong?


You know, it is the MSD that has strapped the Latah Taxpayer to the breaking
point. They are the reason that Latah Health Services shut down and why the
county could not afford to continue and has turned their backs on the
elderly and those most in need. Many elderly in our community, for lack of
money, have been forced to leave the county and die away from their families
in a foreign county or building as a result. The sin doesn't stop there.
Many of the people that worked at LHS for 10, 20, and nearly 30 years do not
get one dime in retirement pay. Imagine if that happened to you? It is an
abomination to humanity in my view point. 


I agree that the school buildings need help. I agree that teachers should
start off at more than $31K a year and get merit based pay. But it isn't
because Latah isn't forking it out, Latah forks all they can, and them some;
it is because the MSD Administration is hoarding and misspending the money,
wasting resources, and misappropriating it. They cannot manage and
distribute it according to the needs and to those that deserve it. 


Dr. Weitz, on the other hand has actually done something for the school
district. He gave them an entire school building. He provided young men and
women with useful, employable skills and a brighter future. He served on the
board, he donated money, time, and resources to an institution that gave him
NOTHING in return. And now that he believes a law has been broken, violating
the trust and rights of the people of Moscow, others, who have done nothing
for the MSD, or anything for Moscow, actually have the gall to attack him
and question his motives?!?


I challenge anyone who calls Wietz not a hero, to demonstrate to the
community their past level of service as being greater than his. Otherwise,
I say expand your mind and vocabulary by trying to find the definition of





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