Let's compare savings in interest to shopping. "I bought it on sale" seems to be a justification for borrowing; however, when money is spent it must be paid back. If the sole purpose is to save on interest then "Damn the torpedoes-full speed ahead" or in current terms "Damn the taxpayer-pay more taxes instead!"
While sarcasm may be inappropriate, common sense is not. Common sense is defined as sound practical judgment that is independent of specialized knowledge, training, or the like; normal native intelligence.
Protests against using common sense are made by those who have none. Have we not learned from the banking crises that borrowing money you cannot pay back is not good policy? If the answer is "yes", we have learned and we choose not to repeat it: then tell me why the WCSD is even thinking about borrowing such a large sum? This isn't free money-nothing is free. Why hasn't a cost analysis been given to the School Board? And looking into the future, what happens when this district cannot pay back the money? It could happen. With declining population and the economy the way it is, there is a good possibility that there will not be enough money. Raising taxes seems to be the fall back solution to poor management. The "let's just make a decision" attitude based upon political agendas and incomplete information is irresponsible. The WCSD needs to focus on education and how to best serve the children of Warren County. It seems to me that the main focus right now is on the buildings themselves and not on how these building projects are going to positively affect the education of our children.
Take away the "knee-jerk" decision. Base these important decisions on sound and complete information so that when questions are asked, and they will be, there will be a reasonable explanation understandable to everyone.