Letter: Franklin commissioners made misstep with school bond endorsement

February 10, 2013 

Your Feb. 3 editorial echoed a widely held sentiment among supporters of the $46.8 million bond proposal for Pasco schools.

The gratuitous slap that the Franklin County commissioners took at the school district's decision-making rendered their endorsement of the bond meaningless and has caused much confusion within Pasco as to the county's true stand on the matter.

Sadly, this misstep by the commissioners may have dealt a lethal body blow to a bond initiative whose approval is much needed, given the dynamic growth of our community.

Should it be shown that the commissioners gave a qualified endorsement because of differences with the district, as stated in the editorial, it will take county political machinations to new lows. The fate of our schools and our children will be the worse for it.

FELIX VARGAS, Pasco

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