About the lady who accuses the Pasco School District of poor planning for the upcoming school bond. What evidence does she have of poor planning? There is none. I sit on a citizens' facilities planning committee for the district The past 5-10 years have seen constant planning for overloads that just keep coming. I once asked how a portable classroom would be sold off when it no longer was needed. That would be a new experience for us -- it's never happened.
Two years ago our planning included passage of a vital bond. It got less than the needed majority. The situation is now two years past that and there is nowhere to go without passage of the present bond.
Since retiring, I substitute in the district. Only so many portable classroom students can be accommodated with one lunchroom, one library and one gym. The planning for passage (or not) of this bond is in place. The writer needs to visit the buildings as I do and see what I see. I invite her to participate in the planning that will occur after the election, because it's there -- one way or the other.
When I came into the district in 1977 we had 5,000 students. We are now at 15,000 -- headed for 20,000. Please help -- vote yes next month.
DON PARKS, Pasco