On Aug. 28, taxpayers have an opportunity to show their support for students in the Coeur d’Alene School District. Most of the aging elementary schools were built in the 1950s or earlier, and they are in sore need of electrical and wiring upgrades to support the latest technology. We cannot expect great things from students or educators if they don’t have the right tools. You may be able to fix a kitchen sink with a hammer but it will take a lot longer and you probably won’t like the results.
We need to give our children and educators the right tools. Problems with aging buildings are not going to go away and with interest rates at historic lows it makes financial sense to do it now. Voting yes for the school bond is fiscally responsible, and the right thing to do for our children and our community.