Collier County School Board Kamela Patton Naples Daily News

A Billion Dollar Fiasco

“The trouble with Socialism is that eventually you run out of other people’s money”

— Margaret Thatcher

If anyone needed more proof on why tax-and-spend Superintendent Kamela Patton partnered with tax-and-spend Collier Democrats, the Teachers Union, ACLU front groups like the Coalition for Quality Public Education, and of course, the Naples Daily News to get Stephanie Lucarelli and Erick Carter elected to the Collier County School Board, then look no further than Kamela Patton’s latest proposed School Budget to fund her severely bloated administration.

On the backdrop of last year’s budget, which increased your taxes by $90 Million, Patton’s current budget plans to increase your taxes by another $74 Million, or a breathtaking $164 Million of increased taxes over the last two years alone.

That’s right, Superintendent Patton’s new budget wants to confiscate over $1.05 Billion (with a B) of your hard earned money this year to produce D-level and F-level student achievement results.

No wonder Stephanie Lucarelli and Erick Carter parroted Superintendent Patton’s fake news line that she is positioning the District to be debt free in 10 years on the campaign trail. Should not be that hard when Patton’s puppet rubber stamp School Board of Terry, Lucarelli and Carter plan to raise your taxes by a projected $820 Million over the next 10 years to produce Reading and Math Proficiency results below the Mendoza Line.

 

2 comments

  1. Thank you for exposing this insanity. Can’t wait until the next election when these tax-and-spend liberals can be unceremoniously removed from office.

  2. Our School Board steadfastly refuses to use financial best practices, yet every year the budget grows using more and more of your tax dollars for mediocre results. No Zero-based budgeting, no benchmarking, no analysis of direct expenses for teachers and students vs more admin overhead and no internal or forensic audit.

    Approx 50% of our students cannot read or do math at grade level. Collier is declared an “A” by Florida’s self-serving grading system, yet we rank 47th of 50 on nationally-normed test scores. 1/3 of our high school graduates need remedial math and English if they go on to college.

    Something is terribly wrong with all of Florida school system but it wont get fixed without parents and taxpayers understanding the issues and demanding solutions “Enough Propaganda”

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