Where Does Your Tax Money Go? School Bond Building Plans Presented Wednesday, Jan. 14

Architects will present a modified plan for upgrades to Frazier Park and El Tejon Schools at the 7 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 14 board of trustees meeting. The public is welcomed.

In 2005, local voters agreed to raise about $7.2 million to replace 56 percent of the district’s classrooms, passing a school bond (Measure E) under former Superintendent John Wight. We’re paying the taxes, but he “made mistakes,” according to the Kern County Superintendent of Schools office, writing ballot language inconsistent with the JTS Modular construction he promoted (and approved with few questions by the 2006 ETUSD Board of Trustees). After Wight’s sudden departure for allegedly stealing district gasoline, a private detective’s report found he may have had questionable personal business ties to JTS.No building has yet begun as we enter 2009.

Current plans will yield about 17-30 percent of the new classrooms promised to voters.

Where: Frazier Mountain High School library (Falcon Way off of Peace Valley Road in Lebec (248-0310) at 7 p.m.

This is part of the January 09, 2009 online edition of The Mountain Enterprise.

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