Schools should stop asking taxpayers for more
I'm tired of the school board always coming back to taxpayers for more money. Don't we already pay enough taxes? I know the school board is a "lame duck," but when the superintendent states in a school board meeting that it isn't business as usual in terms of funding, why isn't the school board looking at alternative methods of raising funds? No, it's just easier coming to us tax payers — over and over again.
Kasson/Mantorville just sold the naming rights to their new stadium for $72,000 for 15 years. That's $4,800 per year. That amount won't solve all our money issues, but Kasson is a town of about 6,000 to 8,000, so what would we get for naming rights to our school football fields, band uniforms, schools, buses, etc., in a town of 100,000?
What If a sporting goods store wanted to donate all the footballs, baseballs, soccer balls that a school needs, and in return they ask for a banner in the school gym and a sign on the school grounds naming their business, how is that not a good deal for both the school and business?
I found out it is NOT a state issue, but actually a Rochester ordinance against it. Rather than putting their efforts into changing the ordinance, the school board wants to go after us taxpayers — again!