Letters to the Editor

PUYALLUP: Let's vote to support our kids

I have been a teacher in the Puyallup School District for three years and am now an administrative intern. I love serving here. I love the leadership, the kids, the teachers and the community. We have excellent schools and excellent teachers.

This is a great place to be. Our schools are known for being excellent, and that’s one reason so many people are choosing to make Puyallup their home.

But the resulting crowding in our schools is having an impact on our kids.

The Puyallup School District’s response is to run a bond election on Nov. 3, and I can understand why it has chosen to do this. It’s been 12 years since the voters of Puyallup have approved a bond, and the time has come for us to change that trend.

This bond will provide for five building projects at the elementary level and is an appropriate response to the enrollment crisis that our schools are facing. These building projects will provide relief all around the district. Classrooms and schools are beyond overcrowded.

We need to step up and support our teachers and our students and vote yes.