Public schools require investment for quality education

Gig HarborFebruary 12, 2014 

Moving to Washington was a difficult decision for our family.

Why move? We were concerned about California schools, and we could not afford to purchase where the “good” schools were located. We booked a flight and crossed our fingers.

We explored Gig Harbor, Seattle, Kent, Fircrest, Lakewood, Puyallup, Tacoma and Gig Harbor again. We chose Gig Harbor because highly rated public schools throughout the district meant we didn’t have to hunt for the “right” neighborhood.

As I chat with friends who complain about the California school system, I am so grateful that we were afforded the opportunity to move here. Public education in PSD is top-notch, and investing in our public education system means more kids will receive a highly rated education.

Access to school board and district representatives is rare, and their willingness to collaborate and implement our ideas for our community is priceless.

Since we moved here 11 years ago Costco, St. Anthony Hospital, Point Fosdick Square, YMCA and the Boys & Girls Club, have been built to accommodate our growing community. Public schools require tax dollars to operate, and if we refuse to fund them, our schools will go the way of California.

We cannot wait any longer to implement capital improvements for our schools. KPMS, Artondale and Purdy need to be fixed now. We need to upgrade our technology and security at all of our schools now. We need to run another capital measure now.

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