Skip to comments.Extreme Financial Crises in the State of Nevada!
Posted on 09/21/2008 2:14:11 PM PDT by SteveWsanson
Extreme Financial Crises in the State of Nevada!
In a time of extreme financial crisis in the State of Nevada those most critical of the Governor and other elected officials fail to be looking in those areas most responsible for wasteful spending. The first person that comes to mind is Jim Rodgers. Rodgers continually asks for more money for education, but when was the last time he asked one of his reporters to investigate the Clark County School District and the rampant wasteful spending?
In what appears to be a case of school board gone wild, the school district keeps its contractors very happy and the classrooms very empty. A simple look at any board meeting agenda, a taxpayer will see change order after change order throwing more money at the contractors who supposedly gave the lowest bid. At a time when school construction is at a halt it is very interesting to see the large amounts of cash bestowed upon the same construction companies over and over. This is just one example of waste in the school district, but it happens to come with a price tag in the millions of dollars.
Mr. Rodgers, please do the taxpayers a favor and call for an investigation into the malpractice by our education administration. Once these unethical practices are stopped, and then we as taxpayers will be happy to send you more money, i.e., the 2010 bond. The savings generated by stopping the boards wasteful spending habits will provide every teacher with more than enough supplies for the classroom and there will be no need to send home the lists asking parents to spend money they dont have. In a June 2008 article, Brian Greenspun challenged us to take the future in our own hands and demand of those who represent us, and who have taken an oath to help us form a better union and a better state that they perform or get out. Mr. Greenspun, you are absolutely right!
Please put your words into action and use your reporters to investigate a system that has long been able to conduct business without any oversight. The last time any investigative reporting was done within the school district was in the 1980s when Kathy Hanson followed landscaping crews who were drinking while working. Rodgers and Greenspun are in a position to fix education in Nevada and pull us up from the bottom of the nation. The question is, will they? Probably not, but then again we cant be mad at them; we keep reelecting those who misrepresent us. John W. Schutt Jr. 6229 Garwood Ave. Las Vegas, NV 89107 702-561-5268
-- John Schutt www.schuttforschooltrustee.embarqspace.com Cell- 702-561-5268 Fax- 702-877-3570
Many unethical contractors deliberately submit a low bid banking on there being contractual changes. That is when you need vasoline when you bend over for the cost for these changes.
I was able to put one such individual out of business by simply refusing to accept any changes to the basic contract and prepared to offer another contract later to make the necessary modifications if necessary.
What happened, they ran out of singles to give to strippers?