Letter to editor
School support comes full circle
May 6, 2018
School financing has come full circle since settlers swooped in from the north during “the run.”
When there were a lot of families on every square mile, taxes were levied on the local land to finance a lot of school districts with one-room schools taught by one teacher per building and a volunteer board to be responsible.
Over the years, state and federal officials said they were going to give some of “their” money to public schools.
Now we have very few children per square mile and a local land tax is once again the sole support of this area's school districts. Full circle.