Original Article from the Statesman Journal
I am writing to urge our community to vote “yes”on the Salem-Keizer Public Schools bond measure, 24-429, in the May 15 election.
Oregon remains third-worst in the country for its high-school graduation rates, and here in Salem, we’re underperforming compared to our state.
The Salem-Keizer school bond will create new career and technical education (CTE) classrooms, which teach students practical skills and keep them engaged in school.
It will also increase capacity, which lowers class sizes and improves outcomes. And it will upgrade technology, so our kids are learning the skills of tomorrow on equipment that can keep pace.
This bond measure will equitably distribute funds across all of our elementary, middle and high schools to ensure students throughout the district will benefit.
Please support our students by voting “yes” for our schools on May 15.