Letters to the Editor

Misspent money

Thank you for your article, "7 seek Madera Unified seats," about the Madera Unified School District candidates Oct. 14. You left out a few telling details about the incumbent board.

Construction funded by the last school bond was not completed within the original schedule. According to official statements, they forgot to budget for classroom equipment like desks and off-site improvements like roads. Somehow, though, they managed to find funds to tear up Madera High School's North Campus football field, pour concrete and install artificial turf.

We can expect to see our children's test scores continue to drop while more suffer knee injuries.

Lawrence F. Lihosit, Madera