They need our support

Dear Editor,

I am writing this letter in support of the February school levy and bond issue. As a retired school teacher/administrator and a recent home owner in the Tonasket School District, I am both pleased with and supportive of the direction in which the School Board, school district and community are taking our schools. I realize that the School Board has had to make some hard decisions regarding funding during difficult economic times. I applaud their efforts.

In today’s world, education is more important than ever. However, that education cannot be limited to only those students who prepare for college. Career technology is equally important and must be provided. I believe the levy and bond addresses this and it’s passage will contribute to a balanced education for all students.

The levy is needed to maintain current programs and increase the school day time to equalize Tonasket students’ opportunities with other school districts. The bond will provide needed permanent facilities.

The Board and school district cannot do this on their own. They need our support. Good schools help build good communities.

Jim Hougardy