|We Need To Pass Measure B In Order Maintain The Technology We Bought With Measure S|
When I was 16, I worked at East Side Schwinn. The guy who owned the shop was a sort of a crazy bugged eyed old coot who lived the life. Roger Rodgen was his name.
Roger enjoyed passing on his business acumen to the mechanics, which he had plenty of. Business acumen I mean. The guy lived on a 10 acre estate in Golden Valley. The kind of place where from the cul-du-sac one can't see the house at the end of the driveway.
Roger once said to me,
John, don't spend a buck trying to save a nickel. -- Roger Rodgen
In June, 2012, the Coastside Unified School District connived with Piper Jaffray to impose Measure S on both property owners and renters. One of the reasons we were told we should make this investment.
The measure will not only complete basic repairs, but will also equip classrooms with 21st-century technology and improve energy efficiency to save money—money that can be used in the classroom to improve academic programs and retain teachers.
All of those iPads, servers, and network upgrades are going save so much money that academics will be improved and we'll keep all of our teachers. Brilliance!! Sounds good too. Right?
Well.....it turns out that all that money saved by technology doesn't cover the cost of maintaining the technology. I kid you not: --
As Roger would often say, That's a bargain at half the price!