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May 5, 2013

Letters to the Editor – May 5, 2013

Roo sophomore asks voters to back WISD bond

Dear Editor,

I am writing as a concerned student of Weatherford High School. I would like to ask each of you to take a moment to understand the severity of this bond and the long-term effect it will have on students. I am pleading with you all to have an open mind for a moment.

Many community members enjoy watching their children and grandchildren participate in activities like dance, baseball and softball, track, choir; these are some of the many activities in which students must board a bus each day in order to participate in these activities. Our district has done its very best to make this work efficiently, but unfortunately the time missed by leaving one class early and then the time missed by arriving to a class late has taken a major toll on both teachers and students.

Not only is it a matter of lost time in the classroom, it is also a matter of safety and energy. The amount of gas used for buses to be running all day long could be better utilized in other areas, but until we have a centralized high school we must continue to run buses. Also, by exiting and leaving schools so often we come to an issue of safety. The constant exiting and entering of campuses means that no school is ever secure; there must be doors unlocked and available at all times. 

As a 10th grader, I realize that the majority of changes the bond would bring to the district will not greatly affect me; however, as an informed student and member of society who hopes to see WISD students flourish I realize that the passing of the WISD bond is absolutely imperative for progress in our schools.  Creating a centralized high school is inevitable so it is just a matter of time before we act, and there is no better time than now.

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