Many people think that since most high school students can’t vote, we don’t really care about the important politics, like the next improvement bond that is on the ballot for May 20. But the thing is, we absolutely do care about what’s going to happen. The Renton School District motto is “Launching Learning to Last a Lifetime,” which we wholeheartedly agree with. Our years here at Lindbergh have taught us more than what we could learn inside a classroom; we have learned about life and most importantly about what the real world will be like beyond the classroom.
For students who will be here in the years to come, the most important thing for them will be the May 20 bond. While we believe our education is wonderful, we recognize there is room for improvement to the facility of Lindbergh itself. From Lindbergh’s Associated Student Body’s perspective, we need new windows, a better sound system for school-wide events and a new roof. The sound system has been here since 1972 when the school opened. And the roof over our heads leaks and is damaging the internal walls. The bond will also provide improved security and safety upgrades to our sports fields programs.
Though as juniors and seniors we may not see the changes before we graduate, the classes beyond us will, and we believe we should provide safe learning environments for new students. We thank you for your support in passing the Maintenance and Operations Levy that deals with upkeep of the building, and a Technology Levy that will continue to bring the 21st century technology into our classrooms. We also like to thank you, the voters, for passing the funding for our state-of-the-art new commons that was opened two years ago, upgrades to our seats in the auditorium and also upgrades to lighting and technology.
Just as the annexation of the Benson Hill area to the City of Renton was overwhelmingly supported in March, we hope that voters will continue to support our schools as they have in the past, by voting “Yes” for the upcoming bond. Renton schools are operating at the lowest school district tax rates and this will not raise taxes in our region. Remember that by voting for the bond, you are not only saying “Yes” to the Renton School District, but you are saying “Yes” to the future generations attending Renton schools.
Lindbergh ASB president
Lindbergh ASB secretary
Lindbergh ASB treasurer
Lindbergh senior class president