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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 All structures are out of date, need repair, have safety concerns, and are ineffectual by today’s design standards.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.
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.
A suggestion to property owners, the ultimate taxpayers: Prioritize.
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.
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.
Our community has supported Sequim Schools in the past. We now have the opportunity to make a significant improvement to our students’ learning environment.
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.”
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.
I am a proud Sequim High School 2012 graduate, and I voted YES for the school renovation plans.
As co-presidents of a Parent-Teacher Organizations here in Sequim, we see first-hand how special the Sequim School District is.