Schools: Single school election sufficient
July 3, 2008 · Updated 10:31 PM
The school board is still not listening to the public. In the past, we voted down a combined high school renovation and a new athletic field. Listen up, folks. Pay attention.
So, we now have to vote down a new athletic field, and then several months later we can vote for a high school renovation? I dont think so.
I will vote for a high school renovation which benefits all students and all teachers and is a long-term investment in our future.
After other bonds are paid off, then I will vote for a new athletic stadium which benefits some students and some teachers.
It appears that more taxpayer money must be spent for a second vote next year and voting on the high school renovation delayed because the athletic voters are more vociferous than the silent voters.
I have discussed this with other people who think this way.
As a retired high school teacher (English and journalism), I have worked in buildings while they were under renovation, a less than ideal condition for all. That is a challenge, I assure you. I substituted in the Oak Harbor School District years ago and agree that unhealthy conditions harm everyone. I am aware that you have very dedicated teachers on your staff.
Please, in November let the voters vote on the high school renovation first, or separate the two issues and let the voters choose (both or one). You would at least save the money spent on a second special voting session.