Letters to the Editor

Coupeville bond: See conditions for yourself

If you are undecided on the proposed Coupeville school bond, I encourage you to contact the school district office and request a tour of the high school and other buildings. You may be surprised and appalled as I was when I initially toured the facility.

As we walked down a maze of dark narrow hallways (created from blocking off areas too hazardous to use), I saw cracks in the ceiling and walls, leaking pipes, permanently disabled toilets, broken down lockers, and a locker room without usable showers. The building clearly is not safe and does not meet current health, safety and building code requirements.

Aside from serious structural problems, the 1940’s building does not have adequate technical facilities to meet student needs in today’s competitive market place. Our school has been successful in obtaining Gates Grants to enhance learning and help our students become computer literate. However, the building cannot accommodate all the computers needed for our students. The needs of the students has changed since the 1940’s, but the building has not, despite valiant efforts by the teachers and staff.

We have wonderful children in our community. They deserve a safe and healthy learning environment. Please support your schools and vote on May 18.

Donna Keeler

Coupeville

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