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South Point voters should gather facts

Talk is starting now about ‘the possibility of a levy in the South Point School District to pay the local share requirement that could bring millions of dollars to the district for two new schools and remodeling for a third.

Monday, August 16, 1999

Talk is starting now about ‘the possibility of a levy in the South Point School District to pay the local share requirement that could bring millions of dollars to the district for two new schools and remodeling for a third.

So far, there has been little challenge to the proposal, although some residents are a little worried about the cost.

And questions like that are just fine. At least South Point voters are willing to listen to both sides of the issue.

Listening, analyzing the facts and thinking beyond the immediate will be the most important skills district voters can have as the levy campaign begins.

School Building Assistance Program funds don’t come often and they don’t wait around for districts to debate.

If South Point voters want new schools for their children and grandchildren, getting the facts out to the community and then getting those same people out to vote will be critical.

But for now, the first step is getting the community to listen.

Before ruling out a levy for South Point schools because of your current tax bill, think ahead to what new schools could mean to your children and grandchildren.

Better facilities mean more money can be spent on education programs and equipment and less on repairs. That means South Point children will be better prepared to compete in an increasingly technologically oriented world.

No one is asking for a commitment now. This is the time to listen. We owe South Point’s children that much.