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PUYALLUP: Support our future

Letter by Maija Thiel, Puyallup on Feb. 5, 2013 at 4:18 pm | No Comments »
February 6, 2013 10:29 am

I urge our community to support the Puyallup School District’s bond with our votes on February 12. Our schools need ongoing funding in order to build equitable learning opportunities for all students.

We expect our schools to inspire, educate, motivate, and prepare each student to both serve and compete in an increasingly global community, but we have let nine years pass since we last agreed to pay for the improvements in buildings and technology to support the effort.

Puyallup is full of people with integrity. Individuals I have the pleasure of meeting daily in our community support what they say they value – loving their families, helping others, and fighting injustice. Their actions match their words.

If our community says education is important for our children, where is our collective integrity? When will we ensure that each of our schools can provide the same level of building security, technological opportunity and classroom space to every student?

Bring our children in from portables. Provide every student with similar access to technology. Alleviate overcrowding. Please cast your votes with integrity.

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