If you think education is expensive, try ignorance. -- Derek Bok
Nobody likes to pay taxes. But the cost of letting the Pasco bond fail will be higher. Franklin County has a low tax base, and the only solution to that problem is economic growth. We need to attract businesses to Pasco, not repel them. The first thing I researched before my family moved to Pasco was our local school. Businesses considering Pasco as a possible location right now will see severely overcrowded schools. On Feb. 12 voters can demonstrate that this is a community that strives to fix the problem and stands squarely behind its schools.
The cost to operate schools under the MTYR (multi-track year-round) or double shifting will be high, and the costs are all operational. The bond will pay for construction of three new schools. This taxpayer would rather see a tangible asset for my investment.
The last school bond failed, but the jail bond passed. That is just so wrong! Education is opportunity: Kids involved with school and school activities are less likely to need jail later on.
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This is an investment in our kids as well as our city's future. Please vote yes for Pasco schools.
DANA ALLEN, Pasco