Some things we do produce immediate and tangible results – poke your eye with a finger and your eye hurts. Sometimes when we do something we may not see useful results for a long time – like planting an apple seed. But planting the seed is only a part of the job – it must be watered, protected and nurtured. When the process runs its course, you are rewarded with a strong, healthy tree from which you can harvest the fruits of your labor.
This is true also with the children of our community. If you nurture them and educate them, you get strong, educated and productive adults. If you neglect them, you can get weeds. On Feb. 5, you and I will be responsible for voting to renew the operating levy for the Monroe Public Schools. If we do not renew the levy, very important and very basic educational programs will cease to exist for our students. This too will produce long-term results, and none of them are positive. If we do not renew this levy, we will fail to meet our responsibility as a community and we will fail to meet our obligation as the educated adults in charge of our world.
In addition to the operating levy we must vote to support the issuance of a bond. This bond will ensure that we provide reasonable and capable learning facilities for our children in various areas of the district. In addition the bonds will help provide consistent and reliable technology upon which our community children can build a solid foundation for a productive life after they leave our schools.
It is time to renew your commitment to your community by voting yes twice in support of Monroe public schools in the upcoming school election on Feb. 5.