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Time to bite the bullet, support bond
We know the reasons why we should pass this bond: safety, dilapidated buildings, future costs. This isn’t going to go away. We also know that financially it is asking a lot of us.
When my wife and I talk about supporting this bond we always come back to the fact that we moved to this community because it supports its schools. We are proud of this fact.
The state of its schools is one important way that communities show civic pride and there is no more important place to improve a community than to invest in its kids. Often, however, to live in place as desirable as Sequim, it takes some sacrifice. Our schools are an integral part of our community.
Its buildings are not only used by the students but by community members as well, one example is the Peninsula Trails Coalition’s Traveller’s Journal Series use of the high school cafeteria for its presentations.
In a small way, I compare this bond to the decision people often face when having to buy a new car. My wife and I have a minivan we keep trying to keep on the road, but at what point do we “bite-the-bullet” and move on?
We’ve been doing this with our schools for too long and it’s time move to something newer, otherwise we will keep putting money into a failing car. It will cost us how much more if we fail to do it now?
(Pinza is a teacher at Sequim Middle School)