Monday, January 23, 2017
To the Editor:
While the proposed Shoreline School District construction bond will not directly affect my family, I’ve always voted for school initiatives because I think it’s impossible for them to ask for too much as they have so little to do their jobs with! The residents who write these tax initiatives are intelligent and thoughtful neighbors, at least the ones I personally know.
The buildings are old and are becoming unsafe for our children. And we have learned that a healthier school environment would be a merging of sixth grade into the seventh and eighth grades. The district has shown repeated financial accountability and good common sense in spending our tax money. Having an $800k savings by retiring a bond early is one impressive example. And there will be much needed transportation improvements around the school areas.
Our school district is on a steep growth path so we need to accommodate those new families to insure the health of our community for the future. Your grandchildren may even want to live here - especially if we preserve and enhance our education system.
Please join me in support of this bond. Vote yes by February 14th!
Lake Forest Park