No new taxes.
That was the message that Cliff Hudson repeated time and again today while speaking at the Oklahoma City Chamber’s State of the School luncheon at the Skirvin Hilton.
He was pitching the Oct. 9 vote to pass a $248.3 million bond issue to continue MAPS for Kids. Because the new bonds will be issued as the current MAPS for Kids bonds are paid off, the tax levy will remain the same.
Continuing funding is necessary to maintain improvements and keep up with new needs for Oklahoma City schools, he said.
“We’ve got to keep the momentum going. We’ve got to move forward or we’ll fall back,” Hudson said.
Everyone at the luncheon got a brochure urging “Yes for Kids!”
While no formal opposition to the plan has emerged, it’d be unlikely they’d tout “No for Kids!” as their slogan. The issue isn’t as simple as a bumper sticker slogan.
What do you think? Has MAPs for Kids been an investment you are willing to continue? E-mail me at firstname.lastname@example.org
Susan Simpson, Education Writer