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BILL PRESTRIDGE, San Clemente

This is a reply to Norm Peterson and others who are inclined not to vote for the Capistrano Unified School District bond on March 3. 

Please read Patricia Holloway’s column entitled “Learning from the Past.” In it, she states that CUSD gets $8 per assessed property value of $100,000, but the average in Orange County is $38. So, think of all the money you have saved over the years that you didn’t pay for school maintenance.

Don’t you think with the age of our schools (90, 65, 43, 55, etc.) that it is time you paid your fair share? Schools are also important in making our economy boom with educated people. My kids are 29 and 31, but I still feel it is important to support public schools.

One last thing: schools are not run by Democrats, Republicans, Independents, the Green Party or any other political group. They are nonpartisan. Vote yes to give the students in our district the schools they deserve and that our community can surely afford.

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