Mercer Island Reporter


Letter | School use of tax dollars for survey questioned

January 14, 2013 · 1:56 PM

After the resounding defeat of the school bond issues, I was astonished to receive a survey call this evening requesting my support or lack thereof for ballot measures to build/renovate the Mercer Island elementary, middle and high schools.

If the Mercer Island School District feels that a good use of public funds is to commission a voter sentiment survey on measures that have already been defeated, why would the taxpayers trust it with even more tax dollars? I questioned the individual conducting the survey, and she advised me that this is the second survey of this type that she has done in the last six months.

This is not only irresponsible, but it is also an unbelievable misuse of public funds and should not be tolerated.

Lauren Beck


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