School board member backs bond issue, mill levy
Nov. 2, we will be given an opportunity to vote on two questions regarding financial support for Summit School District and its students.Question 3A, which is an extension of an existing mill levy for building maintenance and technology, and Question 3B, which is a bond issue for renovations and improvements to four school buildings, are important not only for children enrolled today and in the future.Obviously, I favor a “yes” vote on both measures, but ultimately, we as a community will decide the fate of our district and its students.I realize there are concerns within our community about the validity of supporting these measures, i.e. leadership, money, accountability, quality of teachers, curriculum … the list goes on.Each of the above topics is important and deserves a response, but space will not permit.For that reason, I’d like to address the topic of leadership. We as a community are extremely fortunate to have superintendent Dr. Millie Hamner taking charge and directing our school district.Millie spent the first two days of school this year visiting every classroom in the district, introducing herself and welcoming the students back to a learning environment. She immediately recognized an oversized first grade in Silverthorne, which she divided two classes into three, thus providing the students with a better opportunity for learning by maintaining small class sizes.She speaks from the heart and is genuinely concerned about each and every student in this district. She has made contact with every teacher and every staff member instilling renewed enthusiasm about education. We as a district are stepping forward under the guidance of Dr. Hamner.I would like to discuss accountability and money, as well as other concerns you as voters or parents may have. Please call me at home at (970) 668-5384. Or if you’re in the neighborhood, 216 Galena St., Frisco, knock on the door. I’d be honored to answer any of your questions to the best of my ability.In closing, I’d like to mention a quote from Michelangelo. “I am still learning …” With a yes vote on 3A and 3B, we as a community may continue striving to produce life-long learners.
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