School district has kept its promises | Letter

Feb 05, 2014

Editor, The Beacon:

I urge my fellow taxpayers to vote “Yes” on the Mukilteo School District’s levy and bond proposals on Feb. 11. As an architect, I know how important it is to provide adequate and well-designed teaching spaces for our children.

As a business owner, I believe that it’s only responsible to invest in the long term maintenance of our buildings and technology infrastructures.

As a member of the Superintendent’s Citizen Bond Advisory Committee, which was convened to oversee the implementation of the bond issue passed by Mukilteo voters in 2003, I can assure you that the district is committed to delivering bond projects on time and on budget.

In 2003, the late Sam Rarig wrote for our committee as its chairman, “We recommend that the story of this successful construction program be promulgated to the general public in terms of cost-effectiveness, program development, and overall project management when preparing for future bond issues.”

I agree with Sam. Promises were made and kept by the district.

We are fortunate to live in a school district with a great reputation for providing high quality education for our children. Our area economy shows great promise for the future.

Our school district needs to be able to maintain and enhance facilities that will allow that tradition of excellence to continue so that our students can successfully contribute to the economic opportunities that await.

Join me in voting “Yes” to maintain our levy and “Yes” for the bond issue.

Fred Baxter,

Mukilteo

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