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Vocational school needs tax support

Imagine a world in which vocational schools never opened their doors.

Wednesday, October 13, 1999

Imagine a world in which vocational schools never opened their doors. What would you think would happen? First, high school students would be left without several career options and, second, adults would no longer have a place to seek further training.

Too often we forget that the Collins Career Center in Getaway provides many opportunities for our children to build a career. Courses range from automotive technology and child care to computer applications in business and electricity.

Others include criminal justice, welding, nursing asistant, heating and air condition, and many more.

Computer-aided drafting, auto body, computers, diesel mechanics, pharmacy technology and paralegal are among dozens of skills adults can learn at the center.

And it’s all because taxpayers have supported the school for the past 23 years.

Now it needs more support. A five-year continuing improvement levy that funds renovations and equipment will be on the ballot this November. It is a renewal and will not cost taxpayers any more than what they have been paying in the past.

So, aren’t programs that will help our children, our neighbors and our friends succeed worth a few dollars every year?

Support the JVS levy.