Laura Peterson: Support for the bond issue
I have been a proud member of this community since the mid ’90s. We now have two young children who are beginning their journey into our public school system, which we have advocated even before their birth.
I am very much in support of the school bond measure as it provides realistic and obtainable goals for our growing community and promises to maintain a superior educational experience for our children.
I sincerely think this bond promotes responsible solutions to issues that we, as an entire community, will inevitably need to be addressed.
The boundaries of our historic downtown area provide a wonderful and quaint environment, however, our community extends north, south and west and gives us neighborhoods to call home that are rich in both community pride and potential.
Schools are a huge community asset, and it seems obvious to me that one would be established to our west in an area with both ample space and potential for growth.
We love living and raising our boys in Steamboat, because it gives us room to breathe.
I prefer to give my children the same environment in their schools.
They deserve it — even if it means extra drive time.
Cumbersome and space-encroaching modular classrooms are not a practical long-term solution nor is wishing change away or pursuing another short-term solution that we will be outgrown before it’s even completed.
I feel privileged to live in a desirable environment that draws new friends and faces even if that means change to existing and comfortable methods.
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