After building lavish facilities, Munster back at trough

2013-05-13T00:00:00Z After building lavish facilities, Munster back at trough nwitimes.com
May 13, 2013 12:00 am

The School Town of Munster’s property tax referendum success was lauded as “a victory for the kids,” but will the new revenue benefit students, or only the specific subset of athletes who swim or play football?

I know Munster prides itself on leading the state both in the pool and in the classroom, but recent investments totaling more than $15 million in luxury athletic facilities now appear daft as the school district comes back to the trough for more funds.

I was disillusioned to see my hometown spend more on an aquatic center than an elementary school, then hold P.E. and arts classes hostage for a $21 million ransom presented to the public with a convenient, self-serving lack of marginalism.

- Brian Ritz, Munster High School class of 2008, Munster

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