By Riley Jones, Liberal
We live in an ever changing world, there is no denying this. Everyone wants the best car or home, why don’t we all work together to accomplish this for the future of our community?
Looking back at my education in the Liberal school system, there is not much I can complain about. I have become an outgoing and responsible young woman. I am headed to Kansas State University next year with multiple college courses already completed.
But we still need the improvement in our school system that is being proposed with the school bond issue and ½ cent sales tax.
I have had the opportunity to see firsthand the overcrowding and deterioration of the buildings in our district. There have been many instances in my education where classes were so full my fellow classmates and I had to sit on the floor during lessons.
We need to make the change now as a community and take advantage of not only the generous contributions from the state of Kansas but also our city commission for granting the ½-cent sales tax.
This is a once in a lifetime opportunity to improve our schools in the best way for the best deal.
If we do not vote “yes” for the ½-cent sales tax, we lose the resource of taxing the 90,000 people our community services each year. The money given from the state and sales tax is free money.
Let’s take advantage of all these opportunities allowing us to invest in the economic development of our community. I challenge you to do your part and vote “yes – yes” in the upcoming election.
It’s hard to believe, but we must look ahead, meaning your vote is the difference in my future children’s education.