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November 4, 2013

Letters to the Editor - Nov. 3, 2013

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Also, parents, grandparents, friends and families: ALL OF OUR SCHOOLS NEED TO HAVE SAFETY FEATURES INSTALLED, such as secure vestibules, corridor doors and control of access doors.  Did you notice I said ALL SCHOOLS!

One of the things that the facilities committee noticed throughout our school district is that all of the newer campuses were in very good, clean condition, showing that Ram Pride, so please join me in voting to support our MWISD bond election on Nov 5.

Sincerely,

Pat Bazzell

Avid Supporter of Mineral Wells, mother, grandmother and friend



Just say ‘no’ to the school bond

DEAR EDITOR,

In light of the recent support of the school bond, I would like to add how I feel about this:

1. LAMAR - The bathrooms have been an issue at Lamar since 2001. Where were all the cries for the children then? Instead we built a state-of-the-art football stadium unequipped with seats. Yet we pass a $20 million bond in 2006 for a “sports complex” and aren’t looking down the road at the existing school buildings to get our priorities in order.

I don’t think the children at that age are impressed with what a building looks like if they are getting a quality education from the great teachers we have at Lamar.

2. SECURITY - I am all for the $1 million security system. No problems with that, but sticking that in with an outrageous $23 million new school bond is just pathetic and playing on parents’ emotions and fears. Shame on you for including this with this bond. This needs to be done regardless of the outcome of this bond.

3. TRACK - Built in 1968, revamped 1988, 1996, 2004 and 2007. Is this track really worth another $1 million dollars? At the meeting at the Senior Citizens Center last week, the superintendent told us it “probably” wouldn’t cost that much and any excess would be used at the junior high. So why not ask for monies for the junior high instead of holding the track hostage for the citizens who use the track but aren’t in school? Again, I think using emotions aren’t the right way to go about getting things passed.

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