When the last bond levy ran in 2011, I attended a public information meeting at the school, explaining to the taxpayers how the funds would be used. I commented that I noticed that the halls and the restrooms at the high school showed signs of vandalism and disrespect by the students — no doors on bathroom stalls, magic marker writing on the lockers, etc. I asked the administration what steps would be taken to insure that a new building would not be treated with the same disrespect and end up looking like the current facility. I felt that my comments were met with disdain and an unwillingness to discuss discipline from the administrators present.
I voted no in 2011 for the bond levy, because I am unwilling to spend my money on a facility that our children can’t or won’t respect and pass on to the next group of students in as good a condition as it was given to them.
To the Prosser administrators, this is your opportunity to give we taxpayers your plan to implement respect in our schools.
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William Smith, Prosser