The cost for funding through a bond issue at this time has never been lower, and the forecast of future interest rates is indicative of significantly higher rates in the near term. For us, however, our affirmation of the recommendation of our Board of Trustees is not due to the availability of bonds with low interest rates, but because we believe our present generation has an obligation to provide facilities conducive to a positive environment for educational opportunities just as our parents and grandparents made available for us in 1951.
Annette enjoyed the benefit of good school campuses during all 12 years at GISD. On the other hand, I had the great fortune of being accepted into Gilmer High School at a time when my home community, Ore City, did not provide grades 9 - 12. I am forever indebted to GISD and the citizens of Gilmer for the educational opportunity afforded me. In addition, we are humbled by the preparation for college success and the rich educational experiences that our sons, Frank and John, enjoyed.
Finally, it is our hope that our community will join together in support of construction of a new high school campus and affirm the leadership of our Board of Trustees.
Frank and Annette Breazeale, Gilmer