Dear Editor:

It is important to have a bond election for any major capital project. The law the school board is using to avoid an election was designed to fund smaller projects and emergencies that require immediate funding. Funding for a new school should have been on the November ballot. Had the school board done that, they would have the funding today, it would have saved the taxpayer between $1-2 million because borrowing money from the bank costs more, and it would have involved the voters. If you, the voter, let them use this method of funding then next year we could get that new district office building — the list is endless, and anything spent is a tax on your property. Sign a petition to protect your right to vote.

Dwight Johnston