Thursday, February 7, 2013
Notice the names of people who write in support of the “new” Wa-Hi School bond. Most are teachers, administrators, relatives and/or close friends of the same. Pay particular attention to the following, then go back and read all of them. I have and discovered that almost none have been written by students. The opinions of over 90 percent of submitted letter writers have been dedicated to saying it’s for the students education or we’re out of room for desks,etc., etc.
Come now, we know that about 350 students are leaving to attend College Place High School. It certainly seems there will be many more available desks.
Once again, please think about the previous published letters. Oh, and it has been opined by faculty (teachers, administration and others) that students have had to be out in the cold and/or hot sun to eat lunch, take a break, study and other “reasons.”
I’ve recently surveyed many students who attended and/or attend Wa-Hi. Guess what nearly all of them told me? They go outside because they want to, not because they have to!
I was also recently advised by a school official when asking him about the “Edison debacle” that I (and others) didn’t understand anything about the Edison School Bond and what was promised or not. That disgusted me.
My strong suggestion is that the citizens of Walla Walla should absolutely vote “no” on the Wa-Hi bond issue! Besides the terrible economy, there are people (retired and poor) who have difficulties paying for rent, food, medicine and bond after bond after bond. Let’s pay those off and then consider a new bond for Wa-Hi.
In the meantime, we can approve some portable heaters and air conditioners while gearing up to replace School Board members, school administration and others who say they are doing a great job, understand the economy, but truthfully — they don’t seem to care! Remember Edison and the new police station, fire station that we won’t get paid off for many years.
I’m voting “no!” Please let your voices be heard loud and clear on the ballots. It’s time for new faces and common sense for our county, community and school officials!