In a well thought out analysis of the disaster brought about by JCI and its kept school board in the St. Louis County Schools a Minneapolis Attorney describes 8 failures of the JCI plan. This is the last of them:
#8. If ISD 2142 does not get students from both Tower and Orr/Nett Lake into the new school, property taxes are going up – for the entire district. This will mean Orr-area residents who do not live on the reservation, and Tower residents whose children and neighbors will be going to Ely, will be looking at increased property taxes. Those taxes will be going to pay for a school that will be enrolling mostly Cook children. This is not going to go over very well.