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February 1, 2013

To the editor: I’m writing in response to Larry Handy and the other citizens of Fort Dodge who do not seem to understand the importance of this PPEL election. Mr....

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Jmr1807

Feb-01-13 12:50 AM

Well written!! I agree completely!! I hope everyone gets out to vote in support of our schools!! Vote "YES!" on February 5th!!!

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gssmms

Feb-01-13 3:36 AM

You can help by simply voting "yes."

That final statement isn't entirely accurate, is it?

Don't you mean to say, "You can help by simply voting 'yes,' and then paying more of your money to this eduational systems needs for years to come?"

I'm not trying to support or deny the rest of the plea for the increase and "renewal."

Just clarifying that voting "yes" is NOT the end of the issue... any more than "just sign here on the financing paperwork and the shiny new car is all yours" is the end of the auto purchase. It's just the beginning of the car being "all yours." Voting "yes" is just the beginning of the voters' renewed and increased involvement in these PPEL expenditures.

Or... did I miss something?

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justwords

Feb-01-13 8:21 AM

So if it passes PPEL would generate $1.5 million/year and if not $300K/year. So lets put things into perspective...a $30 million dollar new middle school, a high school that would cost at least $30 million to build and lets just value the rest of the elementary schools at $40 million combined (very low estimate but I want to keep the math simple), which brings us to a total of $100 million in buildings. So if we don't pass PPEL there will be $300k to keep these up...and if it does pass there will be $1.5 million for this up keep. So what is a realistic figure to keep up a $100k house? Would you rather have $300/year or $1500? Don't forget in addition to building up keep from this yearly amount you will also need to up keep your computer, phone, and car. Now fast forward ten years...what is your house, computer, phone and car going to look and operate like? And now, what do you want your school system to look like in ten years?

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fleecingoftaxpayers

Feb-01-13 10:51 AM

In all probability,if the schools and its teachers and all other bureaucrats are promoting a new tax on its citizens, it is bad for the taxpayer. Vote no for the sake of the kids and their financial future

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bububud

Feb-01-13 11:09 AM

If the vote is NO, you could look no further than the Warden Building to see what our schools will eventually look like...Vote YES!

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justwords

Feb-02-13 3:19 AM

i love how people disagree with math facts...were is this financial wonderland some of you live in...i wanna go

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Whatever

Feb-02-13 1:50 PM

Just to clarify one thing in the article...pink slips will still go out regardless of whether this passes or not;it is just the number they will have to give is determinate on whether it passes.

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