“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Friday, December 21, 2012

Fiscal responsibility

Walla Walla Public Schools Board of Directors voted to return excess funds to the taxpayers should voters approve the February 12, 2013 special election proposal to modernize Walla Walla High School and the project comes in under budget.

Board members approved Resolution No. 15-2012 to officially revise the bond proposal to state the district will reduce the tax burden on the district’s property owners should there be any excess bond funds once the project is completed. 

“If this helps us pass the bond, then I’m all for it,” said Anne Golden, School Board President. “We are good stewards of taxpayer’s dollars and we want to continue to model this practice.”