Small investment pays big dividends

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As a student of West Bonner County, the term “levy” is not unfamiliar.

Before asserting my opinion on the matter, I would like to thank every West Bonner County property owner that has financially supported our schools. I believe I speak for all students of WBCSD when I say that our school district has served us very well and provided us with opportunities that will inevitably lead to our successes. As I am a senior seeking to continue my education through college, I can say that the research of post-secondary education has very well taught me that quality education comes with a cost. Certainly, one must also be surrounded by qualified educators and mentors.

I say with no hesitation that WBCSD has some of the most dedicated and qualified educators and mentors that have greatly contributed to my acceptance to Gonzaga University. With that said, WBCSD is not lacking the qualified and dedicated staff, but rather the funds. The thought of an unsuccessful levy severely concerns me. Though my career as a student at WBCSD is approaching its end, I know for many it is just beginning. It is for this reason I urge a yes vote for the levy.

Education, by all means, is the key to success in any child. A failed levy will take away this key by significantly decreasing the necessary funds for a quality education. I understand money is far less than abundant, (especially as I approach the increasing costs of college) but one with a home valued at $100,000 will pay $7.34 a month towards WBCSD. That $7.34 a month will be the best investment in the next generation’s future. An investment in quality education now will reap tremendous benefits for all of our futures. With that said, WBCSD has served me and my class extremely well, providing us with extraordinary opportunities that will lead to success in our futures. It is my hope that classes following mine will have these same opportunities to lead to their successes.

Please, vote yes on the levy on Tuesday, March 14.

GIOVANNI FLAVEL

PRLHS ASB president

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