• I commend the Kansan for printing Timothy Conner’s guest column on school funding. It was thought-provoking. The Wichita Business Journal on Jan. 15 reported USD 373 Newton had 800 district-wide employees with 3,600 students. This figures to approximately one employee for every five students. The question is, how does this fit when compared to other school districts?

• Parents: Did you realize texting on cell phones can be blocked? Think about it. Save your kid’s life.

• I will not vote for any candidate that does not support education funding.

• In reference to Timothy Conner’s letter to the editor, way to go. You hit the nail right on the head. It’s time for the taxpayers and citizens of Newton to demand the school district become fiscally responsible. To have an over-abundance of non-teaching supervisors is totally out of mind. People are losing their jobs, can’t pay their bills and struggling, and the school district wants to sue us taxpayers for money that isn’t there. Mr. Morton, lead the way and take a pay cut and start to get fiscal responsibility back in the system.

• I’d like to know what county has a 5.3 (cent) sales tax? Harvey County has a 7.3 sales tax. If the governor raises it 1 cent, there will be more stores empty on downtown Main Street than there are now.

• I think the city of Newton should help the senior center so they can have a place to go.

• This is to send out praise for Newton’s well-trained and courteous, but firm, police personnel. The one who stopped me a year ago to point out that I hadn’t come to a complete stop has saved my life more than once! A complete stop helps me to take more time in looking around!

• Timothy Conner's article in Tuesday’s Kansan is right on about education funding. If you haven’t read it, you need to read. It's a real eye-opener.