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Focus on kids’ education, not buying a farm

Is this just wrong or is it illegal? The Dixon School Board is planning on spending more than a million dollars to purchase the Burhenn farm, which consists of approximately 73.3 acres of land.

This has been decided by the School Board behind closed doors. One board member, Brad Sibley, has the audacity to say, “I don’t think the voters said anything about us buying property at the referendum.”

But if Brad Sibley and the School Board would try to remember, the people of Dixon voted twice, yes, twice against new taxes for a new school and against building a sports complex.

Perhaps Linda Wegner can enlighten the rest of the board members by reminding them they are not authorized to be spending money on land.

Why does the School Board continue to focus on bringing a sports complex to Dixon under the pretext of educating our kids?

Let me remind you: 1) the enrollment in our schools continues to decline; 2) our test scores continue to go down; and the most important thing this board has to do behind closed doors is to figure out how to spend the taxpayers’ money on land for a sports complex.

We have to be honest; this is what they want the land for.

Before they are allowed to do this, maybe they should get input from all the people who live in the residential area that will have to deal with it, by having a town meeting.

Better yet, maybe the people of Dixon should ask the board members to resign and find people who would focus on educating our kids in the classroom instead of the sports field.

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