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LETTER: Don’t shortchange kids; use district’s rainy-day fund

District 833 Superintendent Keith Jacobus,

Your budget — the school district’s budget, in fact — is, you say, $8 million dollar short.

And, if I am not mistaken, you said there is $8.8 million dollars in the rainy-day fund.

Hmmm … seems pretty clear to me. Take the $8 million you need out that fund.

Oh, but you would rather cheat the students of their classes, even though the money is there.

I bet there are a lot of parents in 833 that wish they had a rainy-day fund. But then they would probably spend that money rather than short change their families.

I don’t believe you should have a rainy-day fund. Take care of the education of the children. Don’t shortchange them for your convenience.

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