Nampa schools prove unworthy of support
The latest public spending fiasco in Canyon County, specifically with the Nampa School District, was forewarned of by Danielle Sisayaket, a previous employee in the Nampa School District accounting department.
If people will take the time to research her complaints, it is clear that the district had ample warning of the issues involved as she warns specifically of the exact situation the district now finds itself in. The district apparently chose the easy way out by terminating her employment “due to budget cuts.”
It’s funny how now they found the money to replace her. This is an often-used solution for “problem employees” by school districts.
If you don’t play along with the status quo of inefficiency and dysfunction, you may very well find yourself out of a job.
Not only did the district fail to spend public funds prudently, blame also lies in the court system, which found in favor of the school district regarding Ms. Sisayaket’s lawsuit against it. The state Department of Education also failed in its lack of oversight regarding the district’s expenditures.
The Nampa School District needs a wake-up call from taxpayers by voting no on the Aug. 28 levy question.
BRIAN VERMILLION, Nampa
Event to show support for bringing soldier home
Local Lions are organizing a Bowe Bergdahl Walk on Thursday at 6 p.m. starting at the Anne Frank Memorial next to the library on Capitol Boulevard across from Julia Davis Park in Boise.
They will walk to the Capitol steps and have a program with some speakers that were former POWs and families of former POWs.
The purpose is to bring attention to the Idaho soldier who is the only American POW since 9/11.
The POW/MIA Club will participate, and the public is heartily encouraged to join in.
Bring American flags and signs that support the release of the soldier from Hailey.
There were some allegations and concerns about the circumstances of his being captured by the Taliban. We must remember the American rule of innocent until proven otherwise and not to believe some of the sources of these allegations. Let’s get him home to his loved ones and his country and then we will deal with any improprieties, if there are any.
Bring Bowe back: BBB.
GARY B. D’ORAZIO, Eagle
Expanding coverage would save money
Equal opportunity is a core value for Idahoans, which is why the state should expand Medicaid coverage. With over one-third of the state’s population uninsured, we all deserve a chance to succeed and not have to worry that we are one hospital visit away from wrecking our financial futures.
Most states use Medicaid to cover pregnant women and children but exclude childless adults and people who have a job but just don’t make enough to get insurance, such as many farmers and waitresses. By expanding Medicaid coverage, people will no longer have to make a decision between their mortgage, food or health insurance.
By giving more people access to health insurance, the state will save tons of money through preventive care. The public is already paying the bill when people go without regular doctor visits and wait for an emergency to get care. We would all be saving money if care were offered up front.
TRACY HARRIS, Boise