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Lehman-related financial losses for schools larger than first thought

Original post made on Oct 21, 2008

Financial losses have risen for school districts as a result of the county treasurer's reassessment of the local impact of the Sept. 15 bankruptcy of Lehman Brothers investment bank.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Wednesday, October 22, 2008, 12:00 AM

Comments (7)

Posted by Alekaneleno, a resident of Portola Valley: Los Trancos Woods/Vista Verde
on Oct 21, 2008 at 3:36 pm

This tinhorn politician's most notable accomplishment has been to put his name first on the return address line of property tax returns, and, at least in the past, expected us to make out checks to him personally. He evidently wants to remind us how puffed up he is. So let's accommodate him by crossing out "ington" and replacing it with "oon".

Posted by district parent, a resident of Menlo Park: other
on Oct 21, 2008 at 5:52 pm

Maybe the schools won't have enough money to teach kids all about gay marriage. That should comfort the supporters of prop 8.

Posted by follow the money?, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Oct 21, 2008 at 7:49 pm

You have to ask why the MPCSD was hit so much harder than the other districts. Ken Ranella is not to blame, I'm sure.

Posted by Gay Hatemongers, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:13 pm

Schools are already teaching first graders about gay marriage. They aren't waiting for you to get a clue.

Web Link

I love that front page of the SF Chronicle article on first graders being taught all about gay marriage. Shuts up the snark attacks in a flash.

That article is truly the gift that keeps on giving. Nothing better than wacking another troll.

Posted by parent, a resident of Menlo Park: Felton Gables
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:35 pm

It's not appropriate for kids to take a school field trip to a wedding. The fact that it was a gay wedding is irrelevant.

Hatemonger, you sure do your best to live down to your handle.

Posted by Gay Hatemongers, a resident of Menlo Park: University Heights
on Oct 21, 2008 at 8:59 pm

"Maybe the schools won't have enough money to teach kids all about GAY MARRIAGE."

The fact that it was a GAY marriage sure was important to you, Troll. Geez, some idiots don't know when to quit.


Posted by a neighbor, a resident of Menlo Park: Linfield Oaks
on Oct 22, 2008 at 7:20 am

What a discussion on CA Prop 8 has to do with the financial malfeasance of the County Tax Collector/Treasurer is unclear to me.

So, getting back to the comments on the article regarding the county's loss of school district funds - I am amazed at the tone of the quotes from Mr. Buffington in this article. It sounds very much like he's blaming the school districts for trusting his financial judgement.

It seems to me that we need someone with more financial savvy in the position of County Tax Collector/Treasurer. The next election for this office will be in 2010. I hope that Mr. Buffington has some opposition this time.

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