Support Both San Angelo ISD Bonds to Create Opportunities for Your ChildrenOpinion
OPINION — Public education is critical for the preservation of a thriving and free society. As with every area of society, a quality public education system must continue to improve and evolve to assure the tenets of student achievement and success are met.
Children must learn to read and write, just as they must learn to succeed. When children are good at something, anything, it inspires their desire to continue pursuing their potential. If we can create critical thinkers, who can communicate and collaborate with others, then we will foster a better future for the next generation.
All of us here in San Angelo, bear the responsibility to positively mold the next generations. San Angelo ISD is prioritizing and funding curriculum and professional development, but educators need spaces to perform their work.
The financing of the state public education system relies on the support of our community to improve infrastructure and create opportunities for future generations. Personally, we feel the cost of public education in our local taxes. San Angelo ISD is currently seeking community support to renovate and update buildings that previous generations of our community had the foresight and invest and create for their community.
Fortunately, San Angelo ISD has prudently lowered the local tax rate over the past several years as the appraised property values in our community have increased. Thus, as a community, our local school tax rate is nine cents below the state average.
As a parent, I hope to give my kids and their generation the best educational system possible. In San Angelo, we have a wonderfully diverse, hard working community. Every child in our city deserves quality educational opportunities and spaces in which to grow, learn, explore, create, achieve and succeed. Our goal should be to make our community stronger for the next generation and give each child an equitable opportunity for success.
A vote of yes for both school bonds, on the Nov. 6 ballot as Prop A & B, promotes that goal.
The district and its personnel follow the guidelines set forth by the Texas Ethics Commission and have created a website saisdbond.org, that provides facts about the upcoming bond election. Please take the time to make an informed decision regarding the bond election.
Early voting starts October 22 and Election Day is November 6.