[Vision2020] Weitz is a HERO

keely emerinemix kjajmix1 at msn.com
Tue May 8 17:52:17 PDT 2007

Thank you, Tom.keelyFrom: thansen at moscow.comTo: donovanjarnold2005 at yahoo.com; the_ivies3 at yahoo.com; vision2020 at moscow.comDate: Tue, 8 May 2007 16:37:01 -0700Subject: Re: [Vision2020] Weitz  is a HERO

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)

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


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 "hypocrite".  





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