Skip to main content

Discussion of Next Steps

April 18, 2023 Brian Thomas Interview

George Brunemann interview on Brian Thomas show discussing next steps after the defeat of the May NWLSD Levy.

  • Thank you for the previous discussion about sign theft.
    • Problem greatly improved after that
  • We have attended the school district “facilities planning” meeting and have met with the superintendent and treasurer.
    • Bottom line is the facilities in the district are in extreme disrepair.
    • In last 2 years inflation is 15%
    • Interest rates have doubled
    • Deep – Deep – Hole!
  • Encouraged the school that now is not the time to do a huge bond.
    • Current bond levy failed 3 to 2 in November and 3 to 1 this month.
    • Bonds are currently a $3 cost per $1 of loan
    • Taxpayers cannot afford this!
  • The only avenue for real progress is to go after the state funding scheme
    • Property tax for schools has been declared unconstitutional twice!
    • The current funding encourages horrible behavior.
      • Pay for new buildings, no money for maintenance
      • Voucher program gives 100% of the money to the private school but only 25% if the child goes to the public school.
  • Need to get pressure on the legislature to make real progress on school funding.