Mike Morris: Vote yes on 3A, 3B
As a former teacher, 14-year resident, business owner, residential and commercial property owner and father of two elementary kids, I chose to get involved with the Facilities Master Plan, because I knew this decision would affect my family on many levels.
I’ve received emails from the school district and seen the meetings announced in the paper, but it was after a conversation with a friend about the conditions of the schools that I chose to participate.
It was obvious we needed to build a new elementary school. In fact, I went into the meeting with my mind set on building a new elementary school.
Only after getting involved, did I see that the overcrowding expanded well beyond the elementary schools, into the middle school and high school.
As a group, we participated in 30 public meetings before deciding that C2 is more than just a high school.
It is the best long-term plan for all of Steamboat Springs School District students.
By voting yes on 3A and 3B, we offer Steamboat’s students 21st century educational spaces, more community recreation spaces and long-term capacity solutions for all grade levels (not just elementary).
We also provide needed capital renewal projects on all current school buildings, which currently need new roofs, sidewalks, flooring, electrical and more.
This can all be done with minimal disruption to student learning and will cost less than $1 per day for the average homeowner.
After speaking with hundreds of parents, teachers, longtime residents, new residents, grandparents and other community members, most agree that C2 is the best plan for Steamboat.
Educate yourself on the facts, and join me and so many others in voting yes on 3A and 3B this fall.
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