I will admit, given the federal government’s more recent approach to taxation, it is hard to stomach the idea of another increase in taxes. However, every penny of property tax increases related to this bond stays in our community. With this bond, your hard-earned tax dollars are not buying someone an “Obama phone;” you are buying technology that will help a Crockett Elementary student learn more efficiently and be better prepared for the technology filled world that we live in. Your tax dollars are not paying for someone else’s health care; they are going towards a program at WHS that allows students to graduate high school with a certification or license in a specific trade, so they can immediately contribute to our local economy with a career occupation and have a better standard of living.
Your tax dollars aren’t going towards some government program that you have never heard of; they are going towards improving our campuses, so we can have peace of mind that our children are as safe as they could possibly be. Your tax dollars are going towards the betterment of this community – a community that has given us all so much. All that could be expected of us as property owners is that we give a little back in return.
Please join me in voting “YES!” to improve our school system and allow for the healthy and functional growth of our community.
Brandon Garrett is a lifelong Weatherford resident and a third-generation WHS alumni.