LBI School Board Action Circumvents Will of the People


Gail Travers
February 10, 2021

To the Editor:
The LBI Board of Schooling action to dismiss the will of the the greater part in approving the sale of the LBI Grade Faculty and the expansion of the E.J. University, likely all over the expressed need of the referendum citizens, is remarkably very similar to the deviousness primary up to and adhering to the latest countrywide election.
And what about the acceptance of the solution prepare to use $1 million of taxpayer dollars on E.J. Faculty construction with no the input of the taxpayers? This motion appears to have been planned less than the include of the pandemic, which retains public dialogue from happening.
And about the use of cash reserves? With the accumulation of a number of millions in the reserves, why hasn’t the board applied some of those people funds to continue to keep the LBI Faculty up to day? That is gross mismanagement of community dollars, to say the minimum, and it is negative organization as very well allowing the endangerment of the treasured lives of the Island’s small children.
The board’s new motion seems to be a trick to pressure community acceptance of the development. Easy arithmetic reveals that putting $1 million into setting up the perform on the E.J. University and then providing the LBI Faculty for the proposed $10 million (if these types of an sum can be gotten) adds up to $11 million. But the proposed operate on the E.J. School would have cost about $15 million a couple yrs back. The price tag of design and reconstruction definitely is much more now, $16.392 million. The gap among $16.392 million and $11 million is evident. Will the state make up the shortfall, or will the variation have to be manufactured up by taxpayers?
If a referendum is necessary, is the board counting on the pandemic to maintain voters absent? Or, even far more, as soon as construction is commenced, will the community be guilted into approving the completion of the board’s nefarious plot lest the kids be left out in the cold?
Any smart voter in at least the last two school board elections absolutely could see by means of the chicanery made use of in the campaigns and have an understanding of the existing actions were being predictable.
On a lighter be aware, there are genuinely only two schools on Extensive Beach front Island that even glance like schools, with the charm and character of educational edifices – the LBI Quality College and the Seashore Haven School. The E.J. constructing appears like an prolonged trailer.
Karen L. Bosley
Lengthy Beach front Township

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