Hoping for the future

Record Editorial

  • Friday, October 3, 2008 2:38am
  • Opinion

Overcrowding will become a reality shortly

It’s the fall of 2007. When people look back through the pages of the Valley Record in 10 or 20 years they will see that the high school is bursting at the seams and we hired 55 new teachers this year with only two additional teachers going to the high school. They will read about tennis courts that need to move to make way for portables and they will read about citizens concerned about where a new high school ultimately will be placed.

But as school starts and we continue to grow lets hope the current issues in 10 to 20 years talk about how well our students are doing in school; how many dollars the senior class received in academic scholarships; how many of our teachers are considered the top in their profession and how many were nominated for various awards.

I hope future readers can see how the second high school brought a whole new group of residents together in the same way Mount Si High School does now.

The point being, we need the school board to begin discussing next year’s levy request, publicly, now. We need to know what is going to be proposed and we as voters need to realize one of our most important traits that we as a community can instill in our youth is the importance of an education.

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