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Thu., Nov. 18, 2010, midnight

CV building needs real

As a former student and current resident and teacher in Central Valley School District, there are several reasons why I proudly support the much-needed construction bond that will be voted on in February.

Central Valley has long been respected throughout the region as a leader in providing an outstanding education and a quality learning environment for our students. Maintaining this high level of service requires an investment in building infrastructure as our schools deteriorate over time. These worn-out facilities bear a long list of necessary repairs that, left unchanged, will continue to adversely affect student learning.

These problems include antiquated heating and cooling systems that keep rooms too hot or too cold. Electrical systems are ill-equipped to accommodate today’s technology requirements. In several schools, gymnasiums masquerade as cafeterias, multipurpose rooms and auditoriums. And finally, a multitude of safety concerns plagues several campuses, including congested parking lots used for student pickup and drop-off, and building entrances that allow visitors to access the facility without checking in at the office.

As the vote for Central Valley’s construction bond nears, I urge all voters to support our students and educational excellence in CV by voting yes.

Scott Knowles

Spokane Valley

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