proposal. As a parent of five children in the Gilmer school system, I feel
that this is a necessary action to take to continue the great tradition of
excellence that our community has come to know and expect.
Not only are our children the hope of our future, but they are our
community’s treasure of the present. We should want our children to have
facilities that are safe, clean, and conducive to learning. Don’t we want
the best for our children? This proposed bond is in the best interest of
our children. It is hard to learn and excel when you are dodging a leaky
roof, when classrooms and science labs are not large enough to accommodate
learning, when restroom facilities are not adequate for the number of
students enrolled, and when the ability to offer dual credit courses to
our students through local community colleges is impeded by facility
Those who do not have children or grandchildren in the school system may
not feel that they have a stake in this proposal, but that could not be
further from the truth. Research shows that successful schools promote
successful communities. Better facilities that enhance the learning of our
children attract those who are seeking excellence for their children.
Attracting these families benefits our businesses, churches, service
organizations, and the reputation that identifies who we are as a
Anytime we can make improvements to our school district, whether through
academics, athletics, extra-curricular activities, or by improving our
facilities, it is our obligation to our children and to the future of our
community to support these improvements wholeheartedly.