The 11-by-18-inch, eight-page Spotlight newsletter that was sent out recently to inform Tacoma residents of the Feb. 12 bond measure was extravagant and oversized. The huge photograph of Superintendent Carla Santorno was unnecessary, as were most of the other pictures in the brochure.
I am appalled at the four pictures showing cracked paint, rusty pipes and missing brick mortar. I thought the citizens already paid taxes for repair and maintenance of school buildings. It appears repair and maintenance is deferred until the school district is overwhelmed by its choice of neglect.
It would be interesting to know how much this oversized brochure and postage cost Tacoma taxpayers. This brochure is a small example of how Tacoma School District wastes funds.