Dear Residents of Liberty Union-Thurston School:
On Thursday, April 13 an informational meeting was held to discuss the specifics of the Capital Improvement Levy that is on the ballot to raise money to upgrade and fix several outside facilities. I appreciated the number of people that attended and supported the initiative, and I was extremely proud of a parent that came prepared with questions as to why the investment in athletic facilities. I am making the assumption that many voters have the same question.
As a former football, basketball, golf, and baseball coach I used the courts, fields and courses as my classroom. I used the specific sport to teach honesty, integrity, leadership, hard work, sacrifice, team work, and positive communication, problem solving skills, decision making, time management, and commitment. I built relationships with my players that I still maintain today. As a lifelong educator I taught from a traditional classroom, fields and courts and I currently teach from the superintendent’s office, but every decision that I make is in the best interest of the children that I serve. I take my responsibilities seriously and would not recommend a tax levy if the money raised only benefited a few. I strongly encourage everyone to vote on May 2, and support the 5-year permanent improvement levy for the benefit of our community and children.
Every employee in the Liberty Union-Thurston School District has an impact in the education of a child. Over a century the Liberty Union-Thurston Schools has provided a strong well-rounded education for their children as they grow into young adults. From time to time the community is asked for funds to upgrade facilities to support this growth. The school buildings were upgraded in 2011 and the need to upgrade the outside facilities has arrived. As a tax payer in this community I will be voting YES on ISSUE 6 to support the students of Liberty Union-Thurston.