Schools reflect community pride

Each of us as community members have moral responsibilities and civic duties in regard to our public schools. Which group are you in?
1. Kids under the age of 18: You can’t vote, but every single one of you will benefit from the list of improvements the district is proposing. Encourage your parents to Vote YES!
2. Age 18+ with no kids: Communities rise and fall based on the actual and perceived quality of their schools, among other things. If you want to remain a great town, attract good families, maintain a solid housing market, etc ... voting YES is in your best interest. Also, someday sooner than you think you might have children of your own. See #3
3. Families with kids: I can only assume you want the best for your children and this includes sending them to the best school possible. Our schools may be the reason why you choose to make the Laurel area your home. Vote YES!
4. Empty nesters: I’m guessing you loved what Laurel Schools did for you and yours. Some of you have even had your kids move back to raise their families. That has always been a compelling testimony as to the quality of our community.
5. Bottom line: Some of you do not believe the city of Laurel has grown; you are correct it has not. But take a drive to the north, south, east and west of the city limits and imagine two children per every household. How many new houses did you see? This growth will continue and it is time we embrace the fact that Laurel is a growing community. Our schools are the center of our community; our schools represent our community pride. Please Vote YES on November 7th.

Monna Rae Adickes

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