Friday, January 4, 2013
Walla Walla High School is one of the most valuable assets we have in this community. It is where nearly all of our local students converge for what is hoped to be the launching pad for a successful and fruitful adult life.
This community continues to invest in these students, as evidenced by regularly passing levies for operations and bonds for improvements to facilities.
In the past several years this community has graciously approved bonds to improve facilities in our elementary schools. The bond to revitalize Sharpstein is now off the tax roll and the bond for Edison will fall off just a few years after the proposed revitalization of Wa-Hi is complete.
The teachers and staff at Walla Walla High School are also part of this most valuable asset. They provide invaluable lessons, experiences and support to our students. They have families of their own who are able to enjoy and appreciate our great community. The economic value they provide is enormous, which can be seen as they purchase goods and services in Walla Walla.
Now is the right time to make another strategic investment in our students, teachers and community.
We know for certain the only direction borrowing and constructions costs will move is up. We know deploying contractors one time reduces the negative impact to the school environment.
This is the right project because it provides the needed improvements to continue and expand the outstanding accomplishments of our high-performing students and staff without the multiple years of phased-in projects. Please take this opportunity to vote "yes" for the Walla Walla High School bond on Feb. 12, 2013.