Original Article from the Statesman Journal
Please give our local schools the support they need to continue into the future with upgraded capacity and adequate levels of service.
The upcoming school bond measure on May 15 isn’t about excess, it is about allowing the school district to meet the needs of an increasing population and upgrading facilities to reflect this (growth).
I was fortunate enough to be on the school-bond task force and able to work with the fine staff, superintendent ,and other community volunteers.
A great deal of time was spent in learning and deliberating the true needs (of the district).
I can honestly tell you that even though the bond amount seems high, these are only the essentials to keep us competitive, and give us the ability to house and properly care for our students.
Adding required space in science labs, cafeterias, installing security upgrades, performing some high-need seismic work as part of other needed improvements, and providing additional career technical capacity are essential.
If you have all day, let me tell you about the success in career technical education (CTE), and how well we are doing in Salem with that. Please join me in saying “yes” to Measure 24-429.