Letter: Vote yes on Ellsworth school referendum, he saysI would like to encourage those people who know and care about the high quality of education in the Ellsworth School District to go to the polls and vote yes on the upcoming referendum this election season.
By: Jason Haugley, Ellsworth,
TO THE EDITOR:
I would like to encourage those people who know and care about the high quality of education in the Ellsworth School District to go to the polls and vote yes on the upcoming referendum this election season.
As economic times get tighter, uncertainty about the future continues to rise and viable solutions to the problems we face seem to decrease, citizens will be given the task of making difficult decisions on Tuesday, Nov. 4. We are already having to make hard decisions on issues that hit ever closer to home, and with these hard decisions comes the need for us to make priorities about what is important in our lives and act on them accordingly.
When a window is broken, we fix it. When our roof leaks, we mend it. When our kids need help, we are there to assist them. When basic necessities like the safety of our families and neighbors are in jeopardy, we address these problems and take care of them. Asbestos in our schools,inefficient windows on north facing walls, roofs in need of replacement, unsafe conditions at our facilities and student programs that assist those at risk of academic failure are the very issues that we are voting on in the current referendum.
For the Ellsworth students of today, the Free and Appropriate Public Education (FAPE) guaranteed to them is possibly the last and best free opportunity they will ever receive to prepare them to become the global citizens of tomorrow.
While many of the problems we face as a nation seem to remain beyond our influence, here is one area close to home where we can effect a positive change and see a real difference. You can make our schools a priority by voting yes to both referendum questions on Nov. 4.