As co-presidents of a Parent-Teacher Organizations here in Sequim, we see first-hand how special the Sequim School District is.
The educational opportunities are broad and deep, including not only the core areas (e.g., English, social studies, math, science) but also award-winning programs such as drama, music and athletics. The district offers high school curricula in both agricultural science and building trades. The district has an alternative high school and provides a home schooling-based program at Olympic Peninsula Academy.
This richness of program is not without purpose, for through it we are preparing our students for their impending roles in our community. These are our future citizens and voters. These are our future business owners and taxpayers. These are our future leaders.
Unfortunately, much of the physical infrastructure of the district fails to support this purpose. Aging, inflexible and crowded buildings are inadequate to meet the needs of learning in 2014. If they are failing today, what will the picture be tomorrow? Please join us in learning the facts and voting YES on April 22 in support of our schools. Sequim can wait no longer.
Kyra and Steven Humphrey