Letters to the Editor

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.

It is my hope that voters take time to understand both the need for this bond and the solution it offers. With the bond’s passage our students will enjoy the benefits of a safe, modern and efficient campus.

Currently, our school facilities are not meeting the needs of today’s students and will prove even more inadequate in the years to come. The student population is expected to rise, driven in part by a new state mandate for all-day kindergarten. The current facilities cannot accommodate these new students within existing classrooms. The bond addresses this need and builds classrooms under one roof instead of growing the number of temporary portable buildings.

Many buildings at our high school and community school have reached the end of their useful life.

Problems include poor physical condition, security difficulties, the inability to upgrade technology and the inefficiency of 50-year old building designs. In addition, athletic fields and courts show the wear of many years of hard use and are in need of modernization.

By acting now we capitalize on today’s low interest rate environment and the benefits of a thoughtful building plan that incorporates all district facilities. Many of the details are available at www.sequimschools.wednet.edu.

Please vote yes.

Jon Jack

Sequim

 

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