My family and I moved to Gig Harbor six years ago, attracted by the charm of a small-town city with a great school system and sense of community.
It was important to us to raise our children among people who cared about where they lived, what was built, and keeping each other safe. I grew up in a similar town that shared this belief — that you live where great public schools are supported by the community.
Together, we need to take care of our schools for our children now and for our future children, whether it’s our friends’ kids, our nieces and nephews or our grandchildren. We all need to provide for them, just as those before have provided for us.
We want Gig Harbor to continue to be a place that brings in strong families and dedicated neighbors who support each other and value strong schools and community.
Great cities don’t happen overnight, they are built and maintained for each new generation to love and adore as the generations before did.
Currently, I am an Artondale parent of a second-grader and a sweet new kindergartner. What makes our school great is the quality people in the building.
Unfortunately, we haven’t done our job in providing them with a safe environment. Now is our time to show that, together, we care about Gig Harbor — we desire the best for our community, and that means making our schools better and safe. I will vote “yes” to support the capital levy in November.
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