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LISA LUSKY, San Clemente
I could not get to my computer fast enough to respond to Ken Sieracki. It is one thing to not approve of this measure, but to see blatant misinformation was enough to make my hair curl.
San Clemente readers, let me spell out the truth, and if you do not believe me, contact the Board President, Superintendent or even the state laws relating to school bond measures before you believe the fake facts that are being spewed.
First, a community will never be ruined by having quality school facilities. Students cannot learn in cold, damp or ramshackle buildings. If our students are going to go on to higher education, then they need quality teachers and decent facilities to be able to compete.
This bond money can only be used for our San Clemente Schools; please do not believe that the money will go to other school districts. It is spelled out in this bond measure, and this is the law.
These renovations will be very beneficial for our community. If we do not pass this bond, then the money will go to other school districts that recognize the importance of good schools. Our community will suffer, as our schools will, too.
Ken states that property values will go down because of these increases in taxes, I beg to differ. Young professionals (doctors, dentists, etc.) will look to buy homes in areas where their children will be housed in updated and cutting-edge facilities. Our property values will soar if we have a good reputation for our schools
Teachers are better teachers when they have what they need in their classrooms. Students learn better and have more respect for their environment when they can take pride in their school.
Please recognize that poorly educated children will be a burden to our society for years to come. Vote yes on this measure and take pride in our schools, for they are an integral part of our community and will bring higher property values and a community that can be proud.