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School news should be on paper’s front page | Letters | July 2

Given the reams of newsprint and ink that is expended on every little financial shortfall of our local governmental agencies, I would ask you to please give fair coverage to the huge savings recently realized by our wonderful school district.

Even in the midst of crippling cuts in the operating budget, the school district has recently managed to save millions of dollars from its capital budget.

I believe you relegated this matter to a minor “news brief” in an earlier issue but the good news should be a front page story.

Through aggressive pursuit of every possible benefit for the taxpayer, the school district has secured tax savings for Bainbridge equal to $6.8 million over the life of the Wilkes school reconstruction bonds.

These savings resulted from the school board’s success in taking advantage of the “Build America Bonds” program, and the “Qualified School Construction Program.”

Please have one of your reporters call the school district for details.

It’s not balanced reporting when every governmental mistake is given extensive coverage, but good news like this is relegated to a minor paragraph.

Bruce Weiland

Bainbridge Island

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