Letters to the Editor

Sequim schools lacking appropriate tools

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Bond serves the community in the long run

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

What about the middle school?

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?

  • Apr 16, 2014

Support bond for safety

Sequim is at a decision point: whether or not to support bonds to rebuild and repair our schools.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Bite the bullet with bond

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Passing bond issue is a positive

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 All structures are out of date, need repair, have safety concerns, and are ineffectual by today’s design standards.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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

School board shows foresight

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

SHS building an embarrassment

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!

  • Apr 16, 2014

Questions for district’s business manager

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

It’s time to vote yes!

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Abuse for ‘vote no’ decision

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.

  • Apr 16, 2014

Bond necessary for Sequim’s future

I am writing in support of the school bond issue. A review of the job postings at Olympic Medical Center and Jamestown Family Health Clinic alone show that we are in urgent need of not only primary care providers and specialists, but also allied health providers such as physical and speech therapists, nurses and nursing assistants.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Add SARC to priorities

A suggestion to property owners, the ultimate taxpayers: Prioritize.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Reinvest in schools

This April, we have the opportunity to create learning environments that encourage high academic performance. I’m writing to support secure schools, adequate spaces and a properly functioning educational system in Sequim.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Vote no on bond issue

Education is one of the most important issues facing America today. The U.S. ranks 24th in math and 16th in science among the major nations of the world.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Students deserve safe, modern buildings

Our community has supported Sequim Schools in the past. We now have the opportunity to make a significant improvement to our students’ learning environment.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Art of teaching

On a spring day in 1957, my art teacher, Mrs. Dorcas Taylor, announced, “Get your sketch pads and pastels together. We are going outside to do some drawings from life.”

  • Apr 9, 2014

Budgets and exemptions

I have always lived on a budget, and have been against most bond issues because I either thought them unnecessary or overpriced. If I have to live on a budget, and do without, or make do with less, then government should be held to the same standard.

  • Apr 9, 2014

SHS grad votes YES

I am a proud Sequim High School 2012 graduate, and I voted YES for the school renovation plans.

  • Apr 9, 2014

Support bond issue

As co-presidents of a Parent-Teacher Organizations here in Sequim, we see first-hand how special the Sequim School District is.

  • Apr 9, 2014