Tuesday, July 31, 2018

Saving Money? What's That?

Just in case you forgot, here is what the JPS School Board President had to say about saving money when questioned about the cost of the upcoming bond referendum.




Kingfish: How much will the election cost?
Dr. Hairston: Whatever the cost, the District is paying for it through supporters.
Kingfish: I was at the Election Commission this morning and they said it could be done for a penny a ballot if it could be done in the November election.  Couldn't you save alot of money if you did so?
Dr. Hairston: We are not focused mostly on saving money. We are focused on meeting the needs of our children.  If we wait, we will generate less money.....

Keep in mind that the 2006 Bond Referendum was held in November - the same day that federal elections were held.  

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

I firmly believe that education is, and will be one of the primary keys that will work to restore Jackson. That said, she just said "I am stupid and so willing to take advantage of people." She is openly admitting that she would rather raise money to pay for the election process, than include it when a larger turnout will happen and a scheduled election / ballot time (taxation w/o representation?). Why not use the money you are raising to pay for the ballot to instead repair one school, or start a JPS endowment for things such as this? Why are they scared to allow a larger voter turnout the opportunity to speak the mind of the community? Why not place your their energy into proving the details of the bond issue to be needed and proper at this time instead of defending this ballot?......which then brings up, I got money on w/in the week Stokes and his preacher will come out in support of the ballot......meaning "they got paid!!"

Anonymous said...

What’s the increased amount generated from having the vote 60 days earlier versus the cost of the vote?

Doesn’t matter who is paying for it...if it’s not worth it. It’s not worth it.

Anonymous said...

Ahhhh.(bullshit)....choooo...

Anonymous said...

There ya go...it's for the children.

Anonymous said...

This is just more proof that they can't wait to get there hand$ on that loot and be in the tall cotton. Cha ching.

Anonymous said...

Nothing happens without a budget, and a very close watch on that budget. Sheesh, she just exposed how completely unprepared she is for any leadership position. Just another Mississippi idiot that talks a lot, but says very little.

Read Between the Lines said...

Their urgency for this vote has nothing to do with any concern for rising interest rates. The budgetary process for Jackson AND JPS has to be locked down before the next fiscal begins on Oct 1st. Mayor Antar Flap-his-gums is going to seek, and receive, another jack up in the city ad val millage (DPW Miller will likely gin up another crisis between now and then). Antar Chokwe Talk-a-lot knows that any JPS bond issue will not get close to passing if the ask comes in November after he's soaked voters for the city treasury again.

Anonymous said...

Maybe Jackson should change its slogan from "The City with Soul" to "When it's everyone's money, it's no one's money"

Anonymous said...

I hope this TAX INCREASE passes so my city of Madison house's value will increase even more.

Anonymous said...

Anytime someone says, "It's all about the children," you can be assured that the children have nothing to do with the ultimate motive.

Anonymous said...

I'm sure the finest consultants money can buy told them to just have the special election...

Anonymous said...

This $65 million has nothing to do with education or the children. Don't be fooled. They're all full of $hit and use the kids as a employment machine. It's sickening

Anonymous said...

shell game at its finest. If they wait till November then some residents might see the tax decrease as the county will be putting their property tax numbers together during this time with the lower mills. They don't want that to happen. They want to keep the current tax rate without it lapsing one day. So hence the push to have the election in August before the County Tax Collector begins the property tax assessments due out in December.

Anonymous said...

No 9:00 AM it wasn't a consultant who told them to have the special election, it was property owners in Rankin and Madison counties.

Cynical Sam said...

It's time to build the wall, but this one along the south side of County Line Road, to slow the exodus of Jackson residents who have finally had enough.

Sell now before your property values really tank and before the wall is built.

Wait...who would purchase a home in Jackson? Stupid Yankees and snowbirds?

Anonymous said...

8:44 for the win!
Message of the week right there and I feel ya.

Anonymous said...

Poor lady. She can't help the mindset she has developed after many years of being soaked with the ultra liberal philosophy that fiscal accountability is a racist concept used to oppress her community. The "community" which has not seen the benefits of government waste and inefficiency is starting to wake up and question these hustlers who have enriched themselves while spouting the worn out slogans about "saving the children". They should have hired a slicker spokesman!

Anonymous said...

Attn 10:28 Who would buy the bonds issued by the city of Jackson Mississippi? Really, who would buy these bonds?

Anonymous said...

On nextdoor there are several liberal white women of course that just found out about the bond issue and are so happy to see it and they are asking how soon they can vote... these people are total idiots. Total idiots. It's u real to me.

Anonymous said...

The liberal white women on Nextdoor should donate school supplies to the "stuff the bus" drive. At least then they'd have some reasonable expectation that their donation would actually reach the classroom.

As for money? Any money received by JPS administration is spent BY administration, ON administration (and their friends and family members). Charity begins at home, don'tcha know!

I'm sick of financing failure. I'm sick of giving to the greedy instead of the needy.

JPS, get your priorities straight and start managing what's already been given. Until then, I'm not throwing any more of my money at you only to see it disappear with no impact. That's the definition of insanity -- doing the same thing and expecting different results.

I'm voting NO to the school bond issue.

Anonymous said...

Dr. Hairston,
Claimed on WLBT that other districts don't suffer from declining enrollment and lack of funding.... well other districts are less funded per student that JPS. also, JPS has taken in more money considering enrollment decreases. Other districts spend money inside the classroom as opposed to JPS... anyone that votes yes for this bond is either getting pockets lined or clueless as none of this will go towards the students. It's only an employment mill.

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