What will public education look like in 2030? In my 30 years of education I have witnessed a lot of changes in buildings, facilities and instruction from teachers, but the one consistent piece was the teachers and coaches that made an impact on my life. Their constant dedication to creating a positive learning environment was never overly appreciated by me as a student, but now I understand the work that goes into making a great school. I have a better understanding of the sacrifices that my teachers and community made for children like me, to have a phenomenal learning experience.
In 1917, Baltimore and Basil joined to form Liberty Union School District. Thurston joined our family in 1960 to form our present day school district. Our community has a great academic, athletic and fine arts tradition over the past 100 years. Many families that came before us, made sure we had all the necessary facilities and funding to ensure our children’s education.
Though education looks much different from my kindergarten year, 1970, the formula to educate a child has not changed. Take challenging courses in school, get involved in school activities, learn how to work with others, solve your own problems, manage your time and prioritize what is important. With this formula as a guide, it is our responsibility to upgrade our facilities and collaborate with our teachers to integrate new instructional techniques, so we can meet the needs of the students that will graduate in 2030 and it is why we ask for your support.
Todd S. Osborn,
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