Skip to comments.Texas high school to open $60M football stadium
Posted on 08/30/2012 1:56:51 PM PDT by C19fan
Call it the palace of high school football: A gleaming $60 million facility with seats for 18,000 roaring fans, a 38-foot-wide high-definition video screen, corporate sponsors and a towering upper deck. Welcome to the new home of Eagles Football. As school districts across the country struggle to retain teachers, replace outdated textbooks and keep class sizes from ballooning, the wealthy, burgeoning Dallas suburb of Allen is preparing to christen its new stadium with a sold-out Friday night matchup against defending state champions Southlake Carroll.
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Agree. Voters here in cental Texas where I live just voted 2-1 for a property tax increase to ostensibly keep the local school district afloat, despite the fact that the district, like most others, is bloated with non essential overhead staff, unecessary new construction, and engages in a variety of costly non-education based silliness. The sell to voters described what programs would have to be eliminated if the tax increase proposal would not be passed. The costly sacred cow of high school foootball was never on the table as a method to live within their means.
A large share of that yes vote came from our expansive retirement community, since seniors age 65+ have their property tax rates frozen. The rationale here is that "quality" public education trickles quality across the community as a whole, both esoterically and with business. The Chamber of Commerce pushes the agenda while working backdoor tax relief deals to entice new business to establish, bringing more people in, creating the "requirement" for more schools to be built and more staff to support it. And the tax and spend cycle repeats. BTW, this is happening in a local "Republican" demographic. Government largesse isn't just for democrats.
“Hockey is a MAN’S sport.”
It is a lot more exciting to play OR watch (especially live); the NFL has simply worn me out with the stupid commercials every 45 seconds...
For instance: a local county election was scheduled on mothers day. Another scheduled during a holiday weekend when many folks would be out of town.
These are some of the shenanigans you will see in these local elections.
All that mentioned, it is this liberal progressive mentality that spends folks doe willy nilly. That's got to change. During recessionary times, spending 60 million on a high school sports stadium is ludicrous and obscene.
Where does Allen ISD get its funding?
School taxes which are separate from city/county taxes.
The school board sets it’s own rates, etc...
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