To The Herald-Whig:
Will you help the Quincy Public School District cut costs? Too many tax dollars go to maintain dear, but old schools.
The purpose of my letter is to ask your favorable consideration for the proposal to build new schools in the district. The time is right as some have associated the proposal with "the perfect storm."
First, the rates to finance the building bonds will never be lower.
Second, three existing bonds will mature so the cost to amortize them can be put toward the new bond.
Third, there is a higher cost associated with maintaining and operating schools that are 124 years old in some cases. A new building will be more efficient.
This proposal calls for no additional tax to finance over the amounts now being paid. We may never have this opportunity again.
Do we want new schools or old schools? The cost is the same. Shall we spend tax money to repair old buildings or should we build new? If we don't build new, we will spend the same tax money maintaining the old.
For the future of our community and for orderly growth, I support this and I respectfully ask for your support also. Vote "yes" on the school bond plan.
C. David Nuessen
Quincy Mayor (1977-1985)
Quincy School Board