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School bond’s failure weakens Federal Way | Letters
When businesses and families decide which community to move to, a deciding factor is the community’s infrastructure, and whether it is safe and sound.
Schools are a primary piece of a community’s infrastructure. Those of you who voted no for the Federal Way School District’s capital levy school improvement funds, your no vote has weakened Federal Way’s infrastructure. It has made Federal Way a less desirable place for families and for corporations to bring their business. This capital levy funding was an opportunity to rebuild Federal Way High School — that is long overdue. This school is the only school that resides on Pacific Highway. It is the beacon of Federal Way. A new high school for its students and staff to enter daily, a building that could be the crown jewel of our community. Our school district is outstanding!
Those of you who voted no to punish Superintendent Rob Neu and the school board, due to Standards Based Grading or the new transportation building, it doesn’t. Voting no punished the students and staff of FWHS and the other schools due to receive new equipment.
Federal Way High School offers students opportunities, not to be found elsewhere. The Cambridge Program is one example. Principal Lisa Griebel, the entire staff, and the students deserved a yes vote on Feb. 14. They’re an outstanding group who are giving it their all in a building that gave its all at least 20 years ago.
Those who voted no should visit FWHS on a cold winter day, or a rainy day. Go on a really hot day, or visit during passing time too. Go visit, see just how uncomfortable those times can be. Yet the kids and staff give it their all to make FWHS the best school Federal Way has to offer.
January Agnew-Parks, Federal Way