On March 11, Kamiah School District will be running a levy that will ultimately decide the fate of our schools. This levy does not provide funding to give our teachers raises, bring back programs that have been cut, or provide maintenance for our buildings – this levy will keep the doors of our school open.
Now, some people will argue that our schools will continue to run without passing this levy – I strongly disagree. The inability to pass this levy will result in the loss of more teachers, extracurricular activities possibly being cut, and losing more programs such as all-day kindergarten. In my opinion, there is not one more cutback that is acceptable in this district. What would remain of our schools would be a pathetic example of a “quality education.” It is a fact that not passing this levy would result in the loss of even more quality students, teachers, and members of this community. The trickle-down effect of these losses could be devastating to every business in our town. Our kids deserve to live in a community that fights for them and supports their education. These children are our future – that is a fact! Please vote “Yes” for schools March 11 and help make Kamiah a greater place to live.