To the Editor:
My name is Sarah Scott, the new office manager for Chewelah Community Health Center. My daughter and I are so excited to be part of such a great community. The schools in Chewelah have excellent scores and as a parent that was a large factor in moving here. I understand the need for and want a high quality education for my daughter.
The passage of the school bond is imperative in my mind. As a parent of an athlete and honor student I want the very best for my child. This means a school that is not only highly scored but provides an excellent facility for her to receive her education in. As a new member of the community I am looking to purchase a house and without the passage of the bond the likelihood of me purchasing that home in Chewelah is very low. Not only am I concerned about the school in which my daughter will attend but also the value of the property that I purchase.
If the bond does not pass the schools will still be moved to two building, this means portable classrooms that do not improve the value of the homes in the area. Attracting new professionals like me will be difficult without the bond passages as the property values could be decreased and the schools will not be attractive to new families.
I encourage any member of the community who is able to vote to vote yes for the bond as that is the best for not only the future members of the community but for all those who wish to see Chewelah thrive as a community.