Operations levy 71.07% Yes
BTA IV levy 70.97 Yes
After listening to a painful discussion at a meeting at Cedar Park about race and equity regarding Olympic Hills and who ends up at what school, I tweeted out that I regretted my yes votes on the levies.
Naturally, I understand the need. But what I witnessed tonight was a reminder of a district that listens but does not want to hear. A district that talks engagement when they mean "we'll show up to a meeting. Done and done." A district that hires people who sure can say a whole lot of nothing and never clearly answer a question.
Bottom line, Cedar Park will be full on day one with mostly non-white and low-income students and Olympic Hills, after its nearly $42M remodel with new boundaries, will be more white and less than half (!) the building will be full. More than half of Cedar Park's kids will be in portables from third grade on.
As a taxpayer, I resent my levy dollars going for a building that will be half-full for, how many years? Well, the district just can't say but won't deny it will be half-full.
I suspect there is some other shoe to drop there but, per district protocol, mum's the word.