Letter to the editor: Support our children

Posted 9/19/18

Support our children While attending the Douglas County School Board meeting on Aug. 21, I was able to make a public comment and address the board. I read several comments from the Bright Futures for …

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Letter to the editor: Support our children

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Support our children

While attending the Douglas County School Board meeting on Aug. 21, I was able to make a public comment and address the board. I read several comments from the Bright Futures for Douglas County Kids petition that was signed by over 1,550 Douglas County residents. Here are a few of those comments:

“We need to invest in our children and communities. Our schools have suffered too long.”

“Please, please help us provide the strongest education possible for our children.  We need to close the pay gap for our amazing teachers just as much as we need to maintain our aging buildings. Give voters the option!”  

“Douglas County needs to pass a bond/mill levy in order for our property values to remain high regardless if one has children in the system. Our school district reflects our neighborhoods.”

“Students are 25 percent of our population and are 100 percent of the future. I believe strongly that it takes us all to support our future in a positive and productive way!”

“This is long overdue. Good schools make good communities.”

“The needs are dire. Investing in the future is the smartest investment you can make. ‘This is the meaning of community.’ “

“There needs to be more opportunity for students seeking to develop skills in the trades. It is a legitimate and lucrative career path for many.”

“Please support our children. Fund our schools.”

Our community is speaking for our kids. Please listen. For more information, go to www.yes5ab.com

Patti Hickey

Lone Tree

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