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As a Sequim High School alumna moving to Los Angeles four years ago to further my career after college I prided myself on being from a small, supportive community in the Northwest. After yesterday’s (April 22) failure to pass our proposed school bond I am beginning to rethink that.
A letter to the editor in the Sequim Gazette of April 9 commented on what had not been discussed in an earlier article, “Museum Meltdown,” on April 2, namely that the staff and volunteers of the Museum & Arts Center needed to be thanked for years of excellent work.
The term “censorship” has not been in wide use since World War II, when security of those at home and the troops fighting for freedoms of our people was at risk.
“Contempt is not a big deal to the Attorney General,” Rep. Louie Gohmert recently said to AG Eric Holder. Holder replied, “You don’t want to go there, buddy.”
Are you still trying to decide about the Sequim School Bond issue currently before you?
As a concerned parent of two children in the Sequim School District and a local pre-school teacher I am in support of the upcoming construction bond for our schools.
The Sequim School District has adopted the Common Core curriculum which indoctrinates students instead of teaching anything of significance.
The cost of the current portion of U.S. Highway 101 widening between Sequim and Port Angeles is $27 million. The cost for the all-or-nothing Sequim school bond is almost six times larger at $154 million.
It is unfortunate that I must withhold my support for the construction bond.
Through my profession I have had the chance to visit and work with most of the schools on the North Olympic and Kitsap peninsulas. I can say that the facilities of the Sequim School District are not up the standards of other schools.
I’m writing to support and lend some of my thoughts on the current Sequim School District bond proposal. The current bond is about providing safe, clean space and facilities for students, teachers and parents to succeed.
I got my ballot for the upcoming School Bond election today (April 7). As I read about the school bond proposal, I saw one glaring omission in planning for the “large number of future students”: What happens in five years when these students graduate from elementary school and go to middle school?
Sequim is at a decision point: whether or not to support bonds to rebuild and repair our schools.
While I am a senior and educational issues are no longer part of my personal agenda, I do believe in good schools for our children and grandchildren. That is our legacy for the future.
For the past 10 years, we have volunteered at Helen Haller Elementary, Sequim Middle School and Sequim High School. All structures are out of date, need repair, have safety concerns, and are ineffectual by today’s design standards. The fields/landscaping are unsafe, need upgrade/redesign, are unsightly, and, quite frankly, embarrassing.
I am supporting the Sequim School Construction Bond. Disclosure: This is my 30th year teaching in Sequim. More disclosure: I will retire before any of the improvements that this bond will provide are built.
How are you? How is your modernization going? I am so excited to hear that you are making such strides to move forward in your life! Everyone needs to step up on occasion, test the boundaries of complacency, and move on! I know change is difficult but if we all don’t change, we all remain the same!
I received an e-mail notice for a public forum about the school bond proposal on April 17. It said if you have questions please forward them to Superintendent Kelly Shea. Below are the questions I have forwarded and I think the entire community deserves answered.
Please vote ”YES” for our Sequim School District construction bond today. The bond will pay for new schools and much needed building improvements in our school district.
As a concerned taxpayer and business owner in the Sequim School District, I find it very disconcerting that all we hear about for the most part is for the Yes vote. I wonder how many people have had a good hard look at some of the facts for this vote.