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Thursday, March 5, 2015 Free Press Page 5 continued from page 4 for more classrooms is much more sensible. be affordable for all. I think a closer look at Mr. Johns' suggestions would Debi Roccanova be beneficial. An $11 million bond Cheney j students I am writing to encourage the residents the same. Our kids deserve to feel that same of Cheney School District to get behind safety as they go throughout their day. ourkidsandvote"Yes" to rerun the bond Take a look around the next time you are Jot 'yes' to support bond ,or o.omoaolo, o oy.. h hool We only had 30 percent of our voters end of school, it really is a traffic mght- As parents to three children in District students. The current high turn out for this election, mare. Cheney School District, we are thankful school is extremely overcrowded which Our kids need you to mail in yourA remodel will provide for better that voters recently voted to renew the compromises learning and safety,ballot. It's like not turning in your home- traffic flow that will benefit not only Cheney School District Maintenance & Voters will have a second chance to work when you only have to mark one the new drivers at the high school Operations Levy. This is great news for pass the Cheney School District Bond little circle. It is not hard! but also Betz Elementary next door. students in our district. Measure in April. Please, vote yes to sup- Having a child in the high school, The key is this: We were only a couple Unfortunately, the school bond mea- port Cheney students and provide them I have to say sitting on the floor in the hundred people short of filling in a sure failed by a small percentage. The with the expanded facilities they need to hall to eat your lunch because there is no dot! It is time to stand up for our kids" failure of this bond means the district successfully prepare for their futures, room in the cafeteria, is not only germy future. won't have any funds to remodel the and disgusting, but also sad. Our kids Please take the time to find out the facts, high school and adequately support the Cori and Dean Draper deserve better than that. get involved, and vote. Our kids need us to growing population of Cheney School Cheney Also, walking outside to get to dass is help provide them a brighter future. not safe. Many school districts in our area Increased taxes will affect families LisaKoohns gle entrance so that they can control who Spokane Any time we talk about levies and ActuaUy, there are great educational goes in and out for security. We need to do bonds, it is important to remember they benefits in rethinking this whole issue. are simplytaxes, specifically taxes on We canteachourd'~L[drentoreduce, Taxpayers should ask questions homes and property. We need to be reuse and recycle by using what they al- very careful that we don't endanger our ready have. We can show them through I attended the school board meeting instructional perspective. Does anyone neighbors' ability to keep their homes, example that wants are not needs. We on Feb. 25 and got to listen to the staff know what that actually means? Why is for thesakeof something unnecessary, can teach that debt is to be avoided of the school district belittle those who routing a potential attacker into the office Regarding the proposed Cheney High whenever possible, that we use self- dared question the bond issue for nearly to harm the secretary an improvement in Schoolbond, it is easy to toss around num- control to save for big purchases, that two hours. Various teachers and students security? The new school and all of the bets and forget the tax hike is a significant searching for solutions, rather than just demanded and insisted they "deserve" or new schools built in thelast couple of years amount for many families. The $.75 per throwing money at a problem, can be "have a right" tomytax dollars in various do absolutely nothing to ensure the safety $1,000 valuation is about $100-$200 per satisfying as well as successful, ways. Not a single one said, "please" or and well being of the office employees. family. What if a family can't afford this? We can also make sure they under- "thank you" for the tens of millions of Theirlivesmatter, especially to me. Would it really help a child if her home is stand what the terms "conflict of inter- dollars we already give them. Two hundred more people voted on foreclosed on, as long as she has access to est" and "collusion" are, and that we Mytax dollars are not a "right" and the bond than voted on the levy. Why? a state-of-the-art auditorium? need to investigate very carefully when as a voter I am entitled to know they Because they feel they are being ignored My family's property taxes are al- there are allegations thereof. Far more are being spent carefully and all due and they pay taxes. This should tell you, ready almost $2,000/year! Rather than community input is needed from the diligence is being done to ensure I get people havequestionsand they donotlike adding to that amount with a huge new taxpayers before we agree to volunteer the most for each doUar. Taxpayers have the smug, glib or condescending answers bond, I can better help children in the our own and our neighbors" money, a right to question a building that is they are getting. Your access to my pay- community by feeding and clothing Those who foot the bill should have nearly 300 percent more expensive than check is not a "right and if you are not my own. Those who have the funds more input. We can surely come up commercial construction. Will this re- willing to guarantee taxpayer money is and desire to contribute are always free with creative solutions requiring much suit in higher test scores? An improved spent wisely, you should not get anymore to donate as much as they want to the less taxation, attendance rate? Less vandalism and until you do. school district every year. Will passing congestion around the high school? this enormous bond guarantee our chil- Marj erie Powell The flyer I read said it would improve Eric Schaffer dren a better education? NO. Cheney education by creating classrooms from an Spokane Washington Policy Center' agend is detrimental to the state I recently listened to a speech by the philosophy suggest we take care of the Spokane director of the Washington Policy needy. Center. His opening daimed the center is 3. Health care should be left to the free an organization dedicated to improving our market. Our health care plan has always state, be then, inmy estimation, proceeded to been a free market plan and yet it is the e pJa an agenda detrirnental to our,slOe., plan ff, any ojor ....... The booklet he presented to us con- firms my suspidons. Examples are: 1. Any tax increase should only be passed by a supermajority. Such an action ensures tyranny by the minority. Is this a democracy? 2, Medicaid expansion should NOT be increased. Judeo-Christian and Greek 4. The center admits climate change is occurring but they question how much is due to c.arbon dioxide. Ice core samples show that in the last really hot era, carbon dioxide levels were somewhat higher than the levels we are now approaching. Do we dare go higher? 5. The speaker said the STA (Spokane Transit Authority) proposed trolley system will not reduce CO2 levels and it is too expensive. It is true the proposed system is expensive and CO2 levels will only go down slightly if the electric power comes from coal Od r,soum . of, power are, nec~ossmy and desirable to be created m the futu , a tz olley system viable. 6. Out min um wage is the highest in the nation, however the wage has not made Washington a state bad for business. According to Forbes, we received a rank of eighth so how has our wages hurt business compared to 42 other states? Our neighbor, Idaho, with a much lower minimum wage is 28th and Oregon comes in at 18. 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