A strong public education system is now more critical than ever.
These are challenging economic times for our communities; however, failing to support education could mean a further loss of jobs, decline in home values, fewer business patrons, and last, but not least, students less prepared for the future.
The Central Valley School District provides excellent public education for our young people, but state and federal funds for education fall woefully short by providing only 80 percent of what is needed. We, as a community, must fill that gap and approve the three-year replacement levy that is now on the ballot for the Feb. 3 election.
Levy dollars pay for critical staff and programs, including programs such as technology and extracurricular activities that receive absolutely no state or federal dollars. This is about meeting our Valley community needs and whether or not you have children in school, your yes vote is critical. Our children are our hope for the future. Let us not let them or ourselves down! We can do it – yes, we can – by filling in that little box on our ballot that says “Yes” and mailing it in by Feb. 3.
MJ Bolt and Lise Louer, Co-chairs
Central Valley Citizens for Education “Kids First” Committee
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