Dick and Dianne Kane: Kids worth plan’s cost
We are new residents of Steamboat Springs. We chose Steamboat because our children are here, and we love the sense of community we felt every time we visited.
We have evaluated the school bond keeping two distinct personal issues in mind — we are retired, living on a fixed income, and we have four grandchildren going through the Steamboat school system. We keep coming back to the same two questions. First, what is the worth of each child — those with special talents or special needs? Second, will this option result in the best possible educational and life outcomes for each and every child being served?
There has been talk about pros and cons of the school bond election — cost, location, timing, need, programs, classroom space and community benefit. Please stop the inaccuracies. All of this has been studied extensively by our educators, families of students, students themselves and the people who support them — resulting in a recommended plan that was unanimously accepted by the Board of Education.
You can learn more about that plan at yes2steamboatschools.com. What is wrong with a change in location and repurposing of buildings if it creates the best facilities and programs for all children in our district?
We have concluded that a child is worth more than the costs to implement this plan — estimated at less than a dollar per day for most. Please join us in voting yes on 3A and 3B.
Dick and Dianne Kane
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