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Letter: Does RCW value education?

I write to you and all RCW residents with great concern. Our school district is at a crossroads, and the residents of our district must make a crucial decision. This decision is actually quite simple: Do we want a strong, viable school in our community?

My oldest daughter, a second-grader, came home from school a few weeks ago on a rainy day. When discussing how her day went, her first comment was how the rainwater leaked around her classroom windows. If the rain leaks in, imagine how much heat leaks out?

My son will be in kindergarten next year. If the operating levy fails, I'm afraid I'll have to tell him that he doesn't get to go to school all day, every day like his older sister. When he asks why, what will I tell him? That his community doesn't value education?

I want to live in a community that values these things: programs that challenge our children, technology to give them the education needed for today's world, and a school building that is safe, efficient and meets the need of the district. Unfortunately, state government does not seem to value these things as it continues to cut the aid given to school districts.

In order to maintain quality educational programs and facilities, the residents of the district must pledge to offer the financial support needed. Each RCW voter needs to learn the facts: what the tax impact will be on your household, and what will happen to our school if you vote yes or no. For a few cents a day, we can maintain a quality education in our community for our youth.

On Nov. 3, vote yes with me on both questions to show we value our children.

Carnie Allex


Carnie Allex, Danube