The citizens of the Franklin Pierce School District have a unique opportunity to greatly improve the educational environment throughout the school district with the passage of the $157 million, 20-yr Bond measure before district voters on Nov. 8.
The expiring 1998 bond and the 2012 Capital Levy sets the stage for a historic chance to replace five of the district’s oldest elementary schools, plus make additional construction improvements district-wide at a lower school tax rate going forward.
The school district has made great strides in educational improvements over recent years under the guidance of superintendent Dr. Frank Hewins, and they have been prudent stewards of the district’s tax revenues. These educational improvements have been noticed and recognized by local, state and federal entities.
Our community group, along with parents, staff and other stakeholders in the district, assisted in crafting the current bond effort, and we strongly feel that now is the time to embark on construction projects that will benefit students, staff and the community for a long time to come.
The Summit-Waller Community Association, along with so many others in the district, encourage a strong “Yes” vote on this issue on November 8.