Letters to the Editor

School bond: Reality shows bond’s essential

We have all seen how politicians, seeking a position, seem to be very critical of the decisions made by the current incumbent. If their hard-hitting campaign gains them the office they seek, the reality of the tough decisions seems to transform them into having a similar mind-set as their predecessor.

Similar to the office seeker above, I was very critical of the puzzling decisions related to the proposed high school bond. I thought, “The building has maintenance problems? Well, fix them! If we must do something, let’s at least get a new high school out of the deal.”

Since then, through my participation on the School District Capital Facilities Committee, and through the very patient explanations of those that preceded me I, like the politician, have changed my opinion. I am now firmly convinced that the bond issue as currently framed is essential, and the best that can be had given the complex situation.

I would encourage others to also scrutinize the proposal through the many upcoming opportunities being offered to learn more about the high school and the bond issue. Ask the tough questions. I think you’ll agree that decisions made by the “incumbent” staff, consultants, parents and taxpayers have been sound.

Greg Cane, PE

Oak Harbor

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