The real discussion should be about providing facilities required to give our students the best education experience available. It should be obvious that to do this requires facilities far different than that needed 60, 50 or even 25 years ago. Readin’, writin’ and ’rithmetic are still taught today, but many other subjects are taught that require space and equipment much more sophisticated.
These needs are in many areas ranging from technology classes for those students who may not attend four-year universities to chemistry, physics and biology classes for those planning to attend university. We cannot overlook any of these students.
Honeywell Corporation utilized a catch phrase to sell Fram filters: “pay me now or pay me later.” The application for us today is: “Pay now or pay much more later.” We need to support the recommendation of the citizen committee and our Board of Trustees to build facilities now to take advantage of low interest rates.
Pete Herrmann, GHS Class of 1962