Thursday, December 31, 2015

APS Board cancels public forum w/o explanation or apology

The Albuquerque Public Schools Board of Education had a meeting scheduled for January 6, 2016.  The regular board meeting and one of only two public fora before the February 2,  2016 "School Improvement Election", link., has been cancelled without explanation or apology.

If you've never heard of a "School Improvement Election", there's a reason.  A Google search for "School Improvement Election", gets 1,820 hits; a relative speck of sand in a desert.  Most of the first of them, link, to APS.

... APS "spokesperson" Monica Armenta
I think it's fair to say,  someone in the leadership of the APS invented terminology that would play better before voters than bond issue or mill levy election.

I think it's fair to say, the same kind of person wrote;
"The funding would come in the form of a $375 million mill levy and $200 million in general obligation bonds that will NOT increase taxes!" emphasis their own
I'm just going to go ahead and assume my readers "get" that if you pass a tax, you pay more taxes than if you don't pass the tax.

No matter how they might try to justify their argument,
it is on its face; less than candid, forthright and honest.

It wouldn't surprise me if the board cancels the January 20th meeting and public forum as well.

The media; the Journal and the NMBA "K"abal; KRQE, KOAT, and KOB TV remain in cahoots.  They are bound to pass this bond issue and mill levy with or without the democracy, informed or otherwise.

photo Mark Bralley

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