I’m writing today to voice my support for the upcoming Sequim school bond. Since graduating from Sequim High School in 2004 I’ve worked as a research scientist and engineer in the aerospace industry.
Come on people, think! Seven million dollars to demolish and replace a library three times the original size in today’s I-phone, information at your finger tips, instant gratification mine set. Get real!
Voters in the Sequim school district will soon be asked to approve a significant facilities upgrade that, for many years, will provide the community with a secure but not fancy school setting for our children.
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.
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.
The Sequim City Council seems to have forgotten what it means to provide leadership for our community. If, by a 6-1 vote, the council can “provide general support” to the school district in “seeking voter approval to fund the acknowledged need for districtwide improvements in its education facilities,” why vote down a resolution supporting the bond issue?