Arthur Benson II labeled The Kansas City School District’s $449,000,000 budget a “placeholder” (6/26, Local, “Teachers call for more talks; KC School District contract talks must go on despite threatened deadline, they say”).
Let’s examine that $449,000,000 budget. It breaks down to about $19,000 per student, $112 per school day or $18.70 per school hour — much money spent for little return.
I would change Benson’s description of “placeholder” budget to “screw the taxpayer again” budget.
Perhaps we should send the students to Pembroke Hill and save the taxpayers $4,000 per student.
George J. McLiney Jr.