By Marsha Williams, Gig Harbor
Did you see the hundreds of names of supporters of the school bond in last week’s Peninsula Gateway?
Those folks know that their yes vote is not just for properly housing our students but is an investment in a strong and proud community, own community.
Unlike the anti-bond group which calls itself “Responsible Taxation of Citizens,” I believe that maintaining a quality school system with an adequate number of classrooms for the population is the most responsible use of my tax dollars. I am no less in favor of sound schools than I am of the roads, fire departments, parks, libraries and law enforcement agencies that my property tax payments also fund and which give us a good quality of life.
If any of you are still seeing the school bond as a partisan question, note that there are both Republicans and Democrats on that long list of supporters. Traditionally both parties have been pro-schools. This is a bipartisan issue about investing in the health of our community. Most people understand that.
This transcript taken from the original letter published in the Peninsula Gateway on February 7th, 2019