I’m writing this letter in support of the Issaquah School District Bond.
Readers are undoubtedly aware of some of the reasoning behind voting for the bond – reasons like ensuring that the investment made in public schools is maintained for future generations; that property values increase with the excellence of the school district’s performance; the fact that our district has been able to keep our construction costs low and still create state-of-the-art facilities. These are very important reasons.
On a more elementary note, however, is the fact that the newer buildings in the district are bright and safe and comfortable and provide an excellent learning environment for our students. They are home-away-from-home to our more than 1,000 educators and word gets around. A comment I often hear from teachers new to Issaquah – but who have worked previously in other districts – is what wonderful facilities Issaquah has. The heat works, the ceilings don’t leak, playgrounds and commons areas are safe and inviting. Educators and students are not distracted by maintenance and safety issues. The focus of their day can be directed on teaching and learning.
Now it’s time to bring our older buildings up to the same level of quality as the newer ones – so all our students have the same excellent learning environment. You, the voters, can make this happen.
Our schools are a vital part of the Issaquah community. Please vote “YES” on the Issaquah School District Bond.
Phyllis Runyon, President
Issaquah Education Association