It seems like Southgate School Superintendent (Jill) Pastor gave you an article to print which gives their unaccountable list of needs and wants. (“Southgate places school bond proposal on March 10 ballot” Feb. 23.) Last bond which passed had community input at all board meetings along with regular scheduled community meetings at each facility affected with proposed bond monies. This time the district chose to not involve the community and kept awareness of upcoming election close to their chests. District wants voters to OK a continuance of unchecked monies to which is being dropped on voters of Southgate and North Allen Park in a stealth election. Last bond falls off soon per assessor, so district wants voters to continue paying for a new bond at the same rate of 5.5 mills. They say its a zero increase but fail in an explanation that it really is a new tax.
A letter addressed to “Voters at … then their address,” only to arrive at select voters’ residences was mailed out by the school district. Not all registered voters received this mailing. District has decided to only use their core of selected voters, hoping for passage.
Your article is missing investigative information relative to opinions of affected voters of the district. Your article as printed seems to be biased. I’m surprised residents weren’t polled.