Vote yes on the school finance questions
It’s a whole new school year and as always, full of transition and change. I was worried my daughter was going to be upset when she wasn’t placed in the same class as her inseparable best friend. However, after I told her, she promptly answered, “It’s OK, Mom, it’s going to be a great year. I can’t wait for second grade.” Wouldn’t it be great if we could all move on so easily, looking forward to a bright future, even if it is different from what we envisioned?Last year, Summit County schools went through a difficult time. As many know, I did not approve of many events and decisions that were made. However, it is time to move forward. It is a new school year and children’s lives and their education are at stake. I urge residents to be involved. Coach a team. Run a Brownie troop. Go to a meeting. Ask teachers if they need something. Talk to your kids. Vote. Vote yes.Currently, the school district is seeking to pass a mill levy and a bond issue. If they do not pass, the students will suffer, terribly. Because you may wish things to be different or disapprove of the way something turned out does not give you the right to hurt the kids.By voting no, or not voting at all, you send a vindictive message that is both juvenile and unnecessary. Work to change the system, not to destroy it. Summit County schools desperately need the money to help improve educational standards. Voting for both the levy and the bond is essential to helping the students.The task at hand is to make Summit County schools the best possible school district that we can. We must look forward with support for the coming year. Our children deserve no less. I urge all residents, not just parents of students, but all residents to help pass the mill levy and the bond. To get involved, meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Buffalo Mountain Room in the County Commons. To help distribute information, meet at the middle school parking lot from 9 a.m. to noon on Oct. 2. Yes votes on 3A and 3B, are votes for the county.
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