Our responsibility to maintain schools

When the last attempt to pass a Marysville school bond failed, I was shocked that it’s not overwhelmingly obvious to our community that Marysville schools have remained the same while growth here in the last 15 years has been staggering. Anyone with a child, or who knows a child or has a grandchild coming into the school system and still wants to argue that this bond should not pass is just … amazing.

I have an elementary school age child who might have benefited from a second high school if the last bond had passed, but as time passes it’s looking more like she’ll have to continue through these overcrowded and desperately out-of-date schools.

Drive by any elementary school and look at all the portables. It’s not going to go away with your “no” vote, and your “no” vote is only going to make this problem worse, not better.

It takes years once the bond has passed to actually build and open the new and renovated schools.

Marysville is growing whether you want it to or not. We choose to live here and with that choice comes certain responsibilities. We can’t leave these schools as they are while even more children are coming into the area. I don’t understand what part of finally spending some money on our children and their schools is not acceptable to those who still choose to vote against the bond.

If you have a problem with an aspect of the school district, solve it maturely and don’t take it out on the children – again. If you have a problem with taxes, please go live in the forest. You live here, we must maintain our schools. Not in the next year or two, but now.

Carolyn Garza

Marysville

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