Letters to the Editor

Voters weigh in on school bond and supermajority rule

I loved your article in the paper (Feb. 11, “School bond hopes flattened”). It shows how clueless the people in charge of our school system truly are.

The bond failed for several reasons. It was the largest increase ever for the district, and it went for a performing arts building, renewing a perfectly good football stadium and adding some environmental program and not supplying information on how that would be integrated into the school curriculum. That usually means that it won’t be and only certain students would get to take advantage of the program.

Give me a bond that involves only building new schools, replacing old schools, adding new teachers and giving them enough textbooks so each student can have one. Then and only then will you ever get a yes vote from myself or my wife.

I have three kids. This has nothing to do with me being out of touch or not having kids. This is about paying for bonds that take care of our kids’ education and not the crap they put on the ballot.

Jeremy Pearson

Federal Way

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