Yes children, it's that time, it's time for picture day! So be sure to wear your finest and have your mommy press down that cowlick.
Seriously, the department believes there is a need for a yearbook. Probably a good thing to have around, just like the ones in the past. But the big difference this time is the yearbook is being funded by the department, not individuals like in the past.
Because the department is in charge, it's mandatory that everyone participate by having their picture taken. But we have a question. How much money does the department/county stand to profit from this yearbook? If there is a profit, what will the money be used for? Will it be placed toward a academic scholarship for the families of our fallen, or put into the general budget?
We have a sneaky feeling the department was guaranteed a dollar amount from the publisher and that is why it is mandatory we have our picture taken. They probably are counting on a profit from the pictures or figure if you have your picture taken, you will go ahead and buy the yearbook.