The Walla Walla School Board has an opportunity to give rather than take. They are considering how to use any "excess" from the proposed WaHi bond, should it pass next February (registration may be required):
The Walla Walla School Board plans to hold a special meeting before Dec. 28 to decide what to do with any excess funds from a Walla Walla High School bond should the measure pass in February.Their options are:
- Spend any"excess" funds left over from the WaHi on Lincoln High School
- Pay down the debt incurred by the bond
Considering that this is the Christmas holiday season, there are only a few days on which they can actually hold the meeting, and expect any sort of respectable public attendance. Assuming that the board won't meet on weekends or holidays, that leaves December 20th, 21st, 26th, 27th, and 28th. This doesn't leave much notice for a public announcement. And considering that people can be out of town, or paying more attention to holiday cheer than school board politics, this isn't very good planning on the part of the board.
In fact, the school board calendar has "12:00 PM - Special School Board Meeting - Location: District Office Board Room (364 S. Park St)" set for the 21st of December, but no other information is on their web site. If this is that meeting, it's poorly written, and not much of advance notice.
If you can't make the meeting, you can contact the School District by the following methods, and offer your input:
- Mail: Walla Walla Public Schools, 364 South Park Street, Walla Walla, WA 99362
- Voice: (509) 527-3000
- Facsimile: (509) 529-7713
- Email: firstname.lastname@example.org
- District Suggestion Box
Make your voice heard. This is a local matter, and your input matters a great deal.