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Coupeville bond: No kids? Vote yes anyway

I am writing in strong support of the upcoming Coupeville School levy election. If you are like me with no children you may not know what physical conditions the Coupeville Schools are in. I found out first hand when I attended the Master Gardner one-day university which was held at the middle school.

While I was only in a few areas of the school, the desperate need for repairs was quite evident. They literally have nets in the gym to prevent falling ceiling tiles from hitting the students. When I mentioned the condition of the school to a neighbor, she told me that the high school was in even worse shape. While I will never have children who will benefit from this levy, I support it fully. I believe the future of our country rests in our children, and I encourage like-minded individuals to recognize our responsibility as adults and vote to give the children attending Coupeville schools a chance at a good education.

We can attract the brightest teachers in the area, but if they are teaching in buildings that are falling down around them, what good does it do? Please, for the future of all of us, whether you have children or not... vote in support of the school levy on May 18.

Chris Rose

Greenbank

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