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Letter to the Editor: Neighbors in support of SFSD school bond

Dear Editor:

We are three moms in the Silver Falls School District. As we are getting our kids – 10 between us – ready for school this fall, chief on our “School Supplies List” is a big YES for the Silver Falls School District Bond on the November 2023 ballot!

Like many families in our district, we send our beloved kiddos off every day to the care of wonderful teachers and administrators, knowing full well that the buildings they are teaching in need HUGE repairs or, in the case of Silverton Middle School, total replacement. 

There are too many unsecured entrances, too many roofs that leak, too many windows that don’t work, and too many areas that regularly flood. All of our school staff work so hard to provide the safest, most welcoming spaces they can, given the challenges they have, and we appreciate it. So how do we show it?

By voting YES on the Bond.

Along with making sure our kids are fed, healthy, clothed, and prepared for school, we have formed a political action committee to encourage all of our neighbors to vote YES on this bond, so that our community can come together in support of maintaining our excellent schools through the bond process. 

Together, we can bring $138 million worth of improvements to our community, strengthening our schools for the next generation and beyond. And if we pass the bond, the State of Oregon will provide another $4 million in grants to our district.

We encourage every voter to check out the district’s Bond Website (https://bond.silverfallsschools.org/) for detailed information about the history of this bond, and the exciting projects that can happen if we all come together to support our schools. Watch for more information from Silver Falls Neighbors for Schools in the coming weeks.

Have a great school year, everyone!

Sincerely, Celeste Richardson, Leah Rue, and Hilary Dumitrescu Silver Falls Neighbors for Schools PAC Committee

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