By Linda Velluti, Gig Harbor
Children belong in safe, quality environments, and that includes their schools.
I have no children, but the value of education is deeply rooted in my family history. I taught third and fourth grades in a poor district where the classrooms were overcrowded and in need of repair.
More than once a bucket sat in the middle of the room to catch leaks!
No matter what students pursue after graduating, whether the trades, technology, business, medicine or any other field, they deserve a positive start at school.
I believe we are a community that cares for our kids. But when I moved to the Artondale area in 2012, I was surprised at the condition of our schools.
Please join me in helping pass the Peninsula school bond. By providing excellent instruction and safe, quality learning environments, we are contributing to students’ futures and our future.
This transcript taken from the original letter published in the Tacoma News Tribune on January 15th, 2019