Jerry Youngblood, Weatherford
Writer opposed to public voting inside schools
The Weatherford ISD and the powers that be are opening up all of our schools today in an attempt to try to sway the teachers to vote for this upcoming bond. While the fact that a $107 million bond is completely outrageous, opening up our schools and hindering the safety of our children is even more ludicrous.
A recent USA Today article dated March 10 and entitled “Schools close doors to voters for safety,” highlights the fact that after horrific tragedies such as Newtown, most schools are doing the right thing by not allowing voting to take place on school campuses during school hours.
Are our school officials and the board of trustees really that eager to try and pass a bond that they are willing to sacrifice our children’s safety in order to do so? Opening school doors for elections is like opening the door to the hen house with a fox convention outside! Hopefully something like Newtown never happens again and most of us do become overprotective after events like that occur. However, I would much rather be overprotective than completely blinded by sheer greed in order to pass a stupid bond.
This blatant disregard for student safety should shed light on the mindset of our school board and administrators. It seems that their only concern is the almighty dollar and what they can build with it. They should be more concerned about protecting and nurturing our students educational endeavors instead of looking at what grand monuments they can build with $107 million!
Vote against the school bond on May 11!
Tad Davis, Weatherford
Re-elect Charlie Martinez
I have known Charlie Martinez as a friend and business associate for over 20 years. Over half that time he has served on the WISD school board. Because of our close association, I have witnessed first hand the passion and commitment Charlie has for education and the WISD.