To the editor:
Our public schools educate our future leaders, business owners, service providers and professional advisers. A healthy community and economy thrives on quality public schools.
We strongly support the school bond that invests in the facilities master plan. This bond addresses targeted needs at each one of our high schools and middle schools. This community investment will bring these facilities into a 21st century learning environment, address overcrowding at our high schools, build adequate high school classroom capacity for the next 15 years, upgrade lighting and HVAC utilities, returning future savings, and design library and media centers for vibrant learning environments. The Lawrence College and Career Center will gain a culinary arts program. This bond will achieve greater equity across the district, improve the quality of our student’s learning environment and significantly enhance safety. Our community gains all these benefits by returning your property tax rate to approximately what it was one year ago.