Letters to the Editor

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.

What did a functioning educational system mean for me? It meant a world-class education in a small town — from my first day of kindergarten at a brand-new Greywolf to graduation from SHS. It meant mentorship and support from a fantastic team of teachers. It meant well-equipped facilities to allow me to explore and learn through extra-curricular activities. It meant that I was prepared for college and law school at the University of Washington.

I’m proud that I grew up in Sequim, a community that cares. I’m grateful for my training and growth in Sequim schools. And I’m hopeful that the citizens of Sequim are still invested in its children. Let’s prepare them to make a positive impact on the world by making this small commitment to our shared future.

Sequim’s levy rate is the second-lowest in all of Clallam County. Even if April 22’s bond passes, our rate still would be significantly lower than districts of similarly assessed values.

Please do your part to reinvest in our education system. Please vote YES FOR YOUR SCHOOLS!

Holly Golden (Lange)

SHS Class of 2004

Seattle

 

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