[July 5, 2018] It was my childhood dream to become an astronaut and growing up, I was provided the opportunity to get a solid education to help me start my journey toward that goal. That public education, along with a great deal of hard work and perseverance, helped me make my dream of flying in space come true.
Living your dream is an indescribable experience. That’s why I’m so passionate about ensuring Ferndale kids have access to 21st century educational opportunities, so they too can pursue their dreams.
Thus, it was very hard for me to vote “no” on the last capital bond measure, but as a taxpayer, I couldn’t vote for something that didn’t explain how my money would be spent. This is the reason why I volunteered to be on the recent Bond Task Force, to help develop a bond proposal with enough detail that residents in the school district would know how their tax dollars would be spent. I firmly believe the Bond Task Force accomplished this.
As a Bond Task Force member, I read every page of the district’s maintenance reports and came to the conclusion that we can no longer wait to do something about the current high school campus. Just like an old car, it takes a great deal of money to keep the high school campus running, and that is money that cannot be spent on needed projects at other district schools.
This time, I’m voting “yes” for the bond and I hope you will join me as well.