TO THE EDITOR:
A strong educationally sound school system is fundamental to our state and community’s well-being.
Three things are needed for a successful educational system: motivated students, good teachers and safe places to learn.
Under Gov. Hunt, we became a turnaround state and a progressive force for early education and good teaching.
Just as the N.C. legislature has squeezed funding for our UNC, that same squeeze has harmed secondary school funding.
We find ourselves in Chapel Hill and in Orange County Public Schools facing facilities with buildings that are falling apart.
Now the secondary schools have made a plan for making needed repairs and renovations. Bonds are a cost effective way to raise funds so future residents can join in paying the costs.
The first step is to vote for and pass the bonds on Nov. 8.
Consider the housing bond as a modest down payment to fund a coordinated plan for addressing affordable housing needs in our community.
Join me in supporting both bonds during early voting or on election day.
Class of ’99
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