As a parent (and grandparent) of four Bethel School District graduates, I wholeheartedly encourage support for the Feb. 9 bond election.
I can remember when my oldest child was in a “year-round” school system due to overcrowding. How far we have come! The district’s efficiency and cost-effectiveness in deployment of new and remodeled facilities from previous bonds has been exemplary.
As well as the other needed work, I especially appreciate the plan to replace Challenger High School. I’ve seen this alternative school inspire many young lives on the road to success, and it deserves a new home rather than aging portables.
It’s most important that we have good buildings to teach our kids, but other uses - especially for community recreation, services and assembly - makes Bethel unique by the added value its facilities create here in unincorporated Pierce County. The proposed aquatic facility fills the bill, and our community will benefit as well.
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Please support the Bethel bond Feb. 9