As parent's of three children, we are voting "Yes" for Propositions 1 and 2 for high schools. As concerned taxpayers, we want to get Juneau's facilities needs in place while the state's reimbursement and low interest rates are available to improve Alaska's schools. Let's move forward to a bright Juneau future. A "Yes" vote will look good in 2006 when the improvements are complete. A "Yes" vote will look even better in 10 and 20 years, as our high school needs increase and we have the classrooms facilities and core areas in place to accommodate growth and new programs.
Let's not confuse a "Yes" vote with not caring about teacher salaries or numbers of teachers; these issues are funded by different sources of money. Education will get the support, recognition and funds that it deserves for program needs, teacher salaries, etc. when nationwide and statewide parents and community members stand united and demand that our lawmakers designate resources for our future citizens. We believe Juneau is blessed with talented teachers, administrators and parents who are working, and will continue to work on program ideas and concerns while these schools are being finished and after they are built.7
Vote "Yes" on June 3. It's a good deal for today's kids and tomorrow's kids.
Andi and Mike Story
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