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Posted - 12/11/2003 :  6:29:01 PM  Show Profile  Visit JK's Homepage  Reply with Quote
DEC 11 2003
The Times-News
TWIN FALLS, Idaho -- Though the Boise School District plans to increase the reimbursement it gets from the state for transporting students to school through bribing them to ride the bus, local superintendents say there's no reason to do that in Magic Valley.

This week the Legislature's chief budget writers -- Rep. Maxine Bell, R-Jerome, and Sen. Dean Cameron, R-Rupert -- accused the capital city's school district of luring students with hamburgers to ride the bus on the two days that determine transportation aid from the state.

They called Boise's maneuver "cheap carnival gimmicks" that were being used to "game the system." Bell also said she wondered how much it cost Boise to pay for the coupons.

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I happen to agree with Boise's maneuver. It is too often the Legislature playing cheap tricks on schools and parents wanting to obtain for their children a decent education in a safe environment. I view it appropriate and necessary to give the politicians a taste of their own conniving behavior toward public education. (jk)

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Posted - 12/12/2003 :  07:16:56 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
The Boise School District is looking out for there people. That's why they where hired. If the system is flawed then it should be up to the ones who created the system to change it.

Bell shouldn't wonder how much the coupons cost. He should speak from facts not assumptions. Bell's time would be better spent solving problems than finding fault with those who are doing the best for there people.

Bell should meet with school districts and work on the best answer for all envolved.


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