Our community should support the renewal of the school bond for so many compelling reasons. My top drivers are that every school gets improvement and the funds help to bring our district more on par with surrounding schools that continue to drain our population of students. The tax rate remains the same, along with matching funds of $21.3 million from the state, make our dollars stretch even farther to modernize mechanical systems and improve the safety for our children. These improvements will save money in the long run as well through efficiencies gained.
New fields and improvements to existing field space at the high school are past due. Monroe High School is the only regional high school without ball fields on the main campus. This is important to many students and families and can also be a far-reaching asset to community based teams. Showing pride in our schools also drives higher property values in the district. Vote yes and then mail or drop off your ballot. Our children, your community and our collective pocketbook will be glad you did.