Reno News and Review Takes Up Story Taken Up Here: Rising Costs for Building Schools Reasonable?

I wrote a few weeks back about a story that appeared in the Reno Gazette-Journal, our town’s mainstream newspaper, about the continuation of the saga that began with the campaign to pass a bonding issue for construction projects in the Washoe County School District.  I noted that I had been skeptical of intentions of those who ran the campaign in support of WC1, a measure that would raised sales taxes to pay only for refurbishing and building new schools.  The RGJ story seemed a bit cagey to me because it began by telling of how the bonding potential had risen so that the District would now be able to generate more money to fund the building projects.

Back on what I have come to learn is called the “jump page,” several pages into the newspaper where stories are continued, the article began to discuss the fact that the projected costs for the building projects had risen by 40 to 50 percent.

I sent the blog piece to Dennis Meyers, my favorite journalist in our region, and he decided to mention me in the article he wrote about this subject.

Reno News and Review article on rising WC1 costs

Thank you Dennis for giving my concerns a more public airing!

By lafered

Retired professor of education concerned with thoughtfulness

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