These are improvements that are sorely desired and will be exponentially more needed as Weatherford continues its rapid growth. If you have children now or plan to have children soon they will benefit from this bond, and if your kids are grown and gone you can take comfort in the fact that these are tax dollars that are going to a good cause for the right reasons.
Jonas Salk, the inventor of the polio vaccine, refused to patent a vaccine in which he would have gained millions. When asked what drove him he replied that “Our greatest responsibility is to be good ancestors.” I again implore my friends to do just that, to see beyond a minor tax increase and strive for a better tomorrow, starting today.
Toby Schoonover, Weatherford
Vote yes to WISD bond proposal
Please join me in voting YES for the school bond.
Our community is growing and our schools must also grow. We need to add facilities to make the district more efficient while providing programs to prepare our future workforce.
Consolidation of athletics at the high school is a small piece of the bond that pays for itself in day-to-day savings. The bond is the right answer to fix overcrowded elementary schools and deal with our community’s growth.
Please vote YES with me!
Donna Dickinson, Weatherford
Opposers of school bond lack facts
Last Sunday (April 21) the Democrat published two letters that both opposed the upcoming Weatherford ISD school bond proposal. By printing opposing views in the same edition, a more informative, balanced discussion would have been presented.
What is most striking in these two columns is the total lack of verifiable facts. The idea that spending on public schools will somehow injure the Weatherford economy and decease the tax base is absolute fabrication. Education spending actually improves the local economy, tax base and employment.