Del. Shuler cites schools in letterMy guess is, the governor hasn't responded because he's still laughing.
By Anna L. Mallory and Katelyn Polantz, The Roanoke Times
At least five businesses could relocate because of ailing Montgomery County schools, a state delegate said this week.
Fearing concerns that aging and damaged school facilities in Blacksburg and Riner could affect employee retention in the New River Valley, Del. Jim Shuler, D-Blacksburg, sent a letter last week to Gov. Bob McDonnell.
The Montgomery County Board of Supervisors is considering a $125 million request from the school board to build new Blacksburg and Auburn high schools and to renovate Auburn's current high school into a middle school.
Funding the request fully could mean a tax increase of 12.5 cents per $100 in assessed property value.
Shuler's letter is the result of at least two requests from Superintendent Brenda Blackburn for support. He said he's not received any feedback from the governor, but a spokeswoman for McDonnell confirmed that the letter was received Friday. [link]
Businesses are going to leave Blacksburg because the public schools there are in need of paint and sidewalk patch?
Can't this Democrat come up with a better apocalypse than that? Like Mad Cow Disease or something? Or that the lack of funding might cause
A good chuckle on a Saturday morning.