Each day brings new stories and accounts of division amongst our nation, our region and some of our local communities.
Here in South Kitsap we, too, sometimes find reasons to disagree. But we’ve always remained united around the commitment to build a better community founded on respect for one another and the promise to the next generations to provide even greater opportunity and prosperity.
This year’s South Kitsap school bond should be an overwhelming expression of our unity for that common vision, the chance to fulfill our promise to build a better place for our children and generations to come. The benefits of this investment include immediate returns as well: confident and equipped students who will quickly become the employees, business owners and families that will sustain our community’s strength and growth.
Much has been discussed about the fiscal impacts and costs/benefits of the capital construction that the SK bond will fund. We are in strong agreement that the SK capital construction plan is sound and makes sense. Sometimes we lose sight of the greater good while debating issues that have been repeatedly resolved.
While our aging schools crumble around our students and faculty, we’ve let unfounded arguments confuse and distract us from our obligation to provide a safe and effective education for our children. It’s time to unite around what is so clearly our common goal and vote “yes” for SK schools.
Please join us by voting to approve the SK bond – and “yes” for the SK capital levy – this election.
Gary Anderson, G. Anderson Group
Bek Ashby, Port Orchard City Council
Kim Atwater, CPA
AnnaLee Baglio, SK real estate broker
Robert Baglio, BJC Group
Dave & Sue Baker, Sue’s Fresh Juice Bar & Sandwich Shop
Jim Civilla, Westbay Auto Parts
Amy Creed, Amy’s on the Bay
Barry Doll, AmFam Insurance
Stacey Frakes-Hayter, Pinch Eats
Rick Gehring, SK business owner
Morgan Hanley, Hanley Construction
Jennifer Hardison, SK Citizen of the Year
Coreen Haydock, The Dock Bar & Eatery
Ryan Hayter, Hayter Communications
Dawn Jake, CPA
Adele LaCombe, Debbie Macomber Inc.
Suanne Martin Smith, Home Made Café
Steve Politakis, CEO, Kitsap Bank
Rob Putaansuu, Port Orchard mayor
David Rill, SK graduate
Steve Sego, Waterman Group
Samantha Smith, Josephine’s Mercantile
Nick Taylor, Dragonfly Cinema
Mark Trenary, Excel Business Systems
Jon Wall, Henderson Partners
Maureen Wheeler, community organizer