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?
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 All structures are out of date, need repair, have safety concerns, and are ineffectual by today’s design standards.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 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.
As a person that just recently took a substantial pay cut, I watch where every penny goes today. I understand taxes are necessary for our shared basic needs and I expect accountability and responsible, conservative spending of my tax dollars.