I am writing to express my support of the proposed bond that will enable much needed improvements and expansions to our community’s schools. Although my husband and I began home schooling our children in January, we deeply believe that the education of all children should be one of the top priorities of any society, and thus we will be voting for this bond in its entirety.
I had the good fortune to be a member of the citizens advisory committee that considered and debated the bond package for the board of trustees. After the bond failed to pass in the fall (it lost by only 5 votes), we worked hard to adjust the package in a way that responded to concerns and criticisms expressed by the district’s citizens. As a result, some items have been removed and the bond has been split into a number of parts (propositions). Thus, citizens have the option of voting for some, or all, propositions.
I am aware that some in our community may be hesitant to support the bond because, in these hard economic times, it is difficult to imagine yet one more drain on our pocketbooks. But it is important to remember that, even if all three propositions pass, the cost per household is minimal - less than $5 per month for a property valued at $100,000.
I am very excited about the possibility of improving our community’s schools and investing in our children’s future. I hope others are too.