Tuesday, November 4, 2008

Seriously, folks

The election excitement in my college town has reached epic proportions. Cynicism notwithstanding, I voted late last week. The only thing I'll reveal is that I voted FOR the Bethel-Tate schools operating levy. For the maybe two Bethel-area people who read this - please, please vote yes tomorrow ... actually today. Bethel's been rated "excellent" for several years now and spends less per student than most schools in our region. If the levy doesn't pass, the school will almost certainly have to cut all extracurriculars and possibly even bus service. I'm really concerned about the latter - attendance could drop so significantly that we'll lose our rating. It's a shitty time to ask for more money, but your local schools are worth it.

Enough stumping. For everyone else, please vote. If nothing else, you get a sticker. If you want to go the extra mile, help each other vote: carpool, watch somebody's kids while they go to the polls. And for the love of Cheez its, take your ID!

4 comments:

OldeWhig said...

"FOR the Bethel-Tate schools operating levy."

Boo. Imposing increased government burden on people as we go into a recession. What's worse you won't be personally paying the increased taxes when you graduate and move 6 months from now.

Angry Face! >:(

Kyla said...

yay voting!

Lisa said...

Oldewhig, m'dear, you've been to Bethel. Our schools are probably the best thing we've got going for us. Having schools with an "excellent" rating is a big draw for families. These families need houses, and there's plenty of land out there for developers to snap up. Bethel uses its resources wisely, but enrollments keep increasing. I want to know that my hometown produces young adults with a decent educational background. I think the benefit to the community is greater than the cost of the tax.

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