Letters to the Editor

Bond benefits athletics

The theme of our current bond election is “Building for a Lifetime of Learning.” I personally believe that “learning” includes building strong bodies as well as strong minds. As the parent of three student-athletes who have thrived in the Renton School District, I have seen firsthand how involvement in extracurricular activities benefits our students in many positive, character-building ways. I’d like to focus briefly on this aspect of the bond proposal:

  • May 30, 2008

Bond benefits future students

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.

  • May 30, 2008

Children deserve safe place to learn

School district measure on May 20 will not increase tax rates.

  • May 30, 2008

District needs to be more upfront

No surprise – Renton bond measure for May 20 states “No tax-rate increase (rate remains a low $3.44/$1,000 of assessed value).”

  • May 30, 2008

Let the sun shine at Valley Medical Center

In the last election I was elected on a reform platform to try and bring more transparency to governing King County Public Hospital District No. 1 (Valley Medical Center). I want to thank you for the trust that so many citizens and voters have placed in myself and other elected officials to work together to ensure public resources are being used for the maximum public good.

  • May 30, 2008

Don’t forget to mail school bond ballot

Have you sent in your ballot?

  • May 17, 2008