Monday, July 24, 2017


Local tax fighters, who actually supported this levy on behalf of students, want to know if KCPS is following their own set guidelines for evaluating candidates for the Sales Tax Commission.

Here's the word . . .

Citizens For Responsible Government: "We are have been monitoring the selection process for the 1/8 cent sales tax governing committee. We are familiar with the guidelines KCPS established and the schedule you put forth.

Our concerns are, you have made exceptions to the final date which you posted to receive applications, you have allowed people to apply who live outside the KCMO school district and you allowed an applicant to submit her application to a board member (a personal friend) rather than to the board secretary. These actions are not consistent with the published procedures and instructions.

"We have been a little skeptical of this sales tax from the beginning as we are considered to be against most tax increases. We pushed hard for a listing of projects this tax would be spent on thus we have been monitoring the progress. It is our goal to make sure the process is transparent and above board in all phases. The KCPS Board cannot have it any other way. The next time KCPS goes to the public with a request for a levy increase, this type of action will make it difficult for voters to trust you.

"It appears the Mayor is going to great lengths to be sure his picks are open and above board. We have heard he is even doing background checks on applicants. The County also seems to be following guidelines. The only deviations we have come upon rest with your board . . ."

Developing . . .


Anonymous said...

KCPS board is playing games with money intended for their students.

Sad, really sad.

Anonymous said...

Taxes in KC have always been a waste. This is ANOTHER good reason to always vote NO.

Anonymous said...

These people are actually SHOCKED! SHOCKED! that money meant for education is going to families, friends, and "outsiders" for something that has nothing to do with helping kids?
Where have they been for the last 30 years?
KCPS has long been grifter central and the names of the most usual of suspects appear over and over again.
Just another money pit like 18th and Vine.
Why not just throw the tens of millions wasted every year into a big pot and let these people fight over who gets what.
The results couldn't possibly any worse.

Anonymous said...

If the school board is educating folks on how to piss away money over the decades they have to be the number one school system in the nation.

Anonymous said...

This is what happens when you keep putting ghetto people in charge, they've been stealing money since at least the eighties

Anonymous said...

That money isn't intended for the district and I'm not sure why they even have a vote. Seems like the creator of the tax was just lazy and mimicked all the tax abatement commissions.