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PUYALLUP: Don’t hold our children hostage

Letter by Marcello Mancini, Puyallup on Jan. 11, 2013 at 11:56 am | No Comments »
January 11, 2013 1:15 pm

I find it a crime that some Puyallup School District residents feel that voting “no” on the upcoming bond proposal will send our state legislators a message about proper school funding. How can someone hold our students hostage because of failures at the state level?

As part of the budgetary planning committee last year, I spent countless hours studying and questioning the merits of past and proposed school district budgets. While not perfect, school administrators submitted the best budget possible under trying circumstances.

During these budget discussions, it became quite clear that our students are suffering with overcrowded classes, portables classrooms and other bond-related issues. The new superintendent, Tim Yeomans, the school board and volunteers have strived to keep district parents, employees and students aware of all these problems and have presented sound and fiscally responsible solutions which are part of the bond.

I hope district voters understand that that we should not hold our kids hostage and vote yes on the upcoming Puyallup school bond measure.

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