Wed. Dec 7th, 2022

Imagine what a Bond financial commitment could do for our community’s college students.

We’ve listened to from lots of in our group about the numerous financial good reasons to guidance or oppose
the forthcoming vote on the USD 489 Bond. We desired to acquire a moment of your time to offer the
point of view of educators in USD 489.

We have the huge privilege of paying most of our days all through the school year with the youngsters of
our community. It is not missing on us what an amazing accountability it is to be entrusted with other
peoples’ children and their training. We also know how lucky we are to live in a local community that
has carried out its utmost to offer the ideal instructional possibilities attainable to young children and people in
equally the public and non-public realms. Ideal now, it is no distinct. This Bond proposal is inquiring us to
invest in sustaining our potential to supply the greatest instructional activities we can. All investments
come at a expense, which must be weighed in opposition to the return. Listed here is how we see the return on our
expenditure beyond the economic impacts mentioned by so numerous prior editorials.

Consider the first day of school: pupils going for walks into the exact same properties across our city that their
dad and mom, grandparents, or even good-grandparents attended. The flood of sentimental thoughts and
exhilaration fill us on all those first times of college. Now, picture that very same scene a handful of many years into the long run
right after a successful Bond evaluate. The young children are going into properties our neighborhood invested in, that are
created for them, so they can build and carve out a legacy on which we laid the foundation.

Feel about little ones sitting in one particular of our school rooms now, with our awesome instructors becoming effective,
irrespective of our room restrictions. Now, visualize them in a new classroom suffering from imaginative, hands-on,
and collaborative learning because we built confident that classroom place was designed for their 21st-century
mastering wants. For case in point, science labs produced massive ample so that pupils are securely distribute out
whilst operating palms on with new elements. CTE classrooms designed to let more college students to enroll
in profession-targeted classes that can help them after graduation. An auditorium produced that will make it possible for
for our students to existing, build, and share with our neighborhood. Training is about extra than
“reading, writing, and arithmetic,” and our students are entitled to a room to study and improve in methods that will
reward not only them selves, but also our common public.

Assume about kids who just can’t entry a safe and sound storm shelter in our properties without the need of grown ups carrying them
up and down a flight of stairs. Or what about college students who only have 1 toilet in the creating that
can accommodate their requires, but they simply cannot open the door by by themselves. We have the electrical power to
restore their dignity, peace of brain, and unfettered entry to every little thing their peers have readily available to
them.

This is the upcoming we can devote in on May 10th. This Bond proposal addresses our latest and long term
requires. We have stated from the starting of the procedure, we want to do it right with an eye towards the
foreseeable future, and we will need to do it now. Nothing really worth undertaking is ever straightforward and with out sacrifice, but this will
be worthy of it.

Sincerely,

Abby Gillan, Allison Kitchen, Marie Henderson, Jayme Goetz, Luke Lundmark, Tony Crough, Cole
Cherryholmes, Alex Underwood, Tracy Archer, Mindi Dreiling, Kyle Hadley, Adam Goetz, Lisa Renz,
Peyton Morlan, Matt Rome, Sydney Niernberger, Troy Dale, Bruce Rupp, Aly Reed, Sarah Mackey,
Peyton Ostmeyer, Erika Norris, Michelle Callahan, Pam Grizzell, Kate Hughes, Kristy Oborny, Michele
Brungardt, Leslie Karlin, Julie Brown, Jessie Groff, Madison Henningsen, Nicole Lind, Nicole Linenberger,
Kelly Ackerman, Jolene Windholz, Lacy Bruggeman, Jenny Klaus, Jaici Simon, Katelyn Schmidt, Jennifer
Grabbe, Julie Zollinger, Laura Gaughn, Chris Sramek, Devann Fisher, Jerry Braun, Jessica Schwien,
Melissa Treinen, Alicia Brungardt, Jessica Clingan, Jessica Dale, Krista Brooks, Jessica Augustine, Jamie
Wolbert, Jolene Vitztum, Tasha Lang, Patty Maldonado, Ashley Taylor, Mary Befort, Lynn Zimmerman,
Dayna Crawford, Jennifer Olt, Amy Wasinger, Kay Shippy, Sarah Doerfler, Deaira Lesage, Jenny Selling price,
Keri Peterson, Jody Dinkel, Daphne Brown, Sarah Smith, Cheryl Shepherd-Adams, Katelyn Gannon,
Kaleigh Wentworth, Betsy Fornash, Dan Dickerson, Kenda Leiker, Valerie Colip, Ashley Butler, Amber
Binder, Kathy Wagoner, Lora Gallegos-Haynes, Tina Shepherd, Shawn Henderson, Kayla Brown, Erin Ray,
Jerold Harris, Dan Balman, Suellyn Stenger, Rebecca Kuehl, Beth Simon, Alex Hutchins, Anita Scheve,
Becky Hickert, Rene Burns, Brooke Nuss, Shauna Zweifel, Luann Stephen, Bryan Zollinger, Matt Whitney