Letter to the editor: We must pass 5A, 5B

Posted 10/24/18

We must pass 5A, 5B I strongly support the DCSD bond and mill levy proposals on this fall's ballot. As a DCSD employee since 1976 as a principal, high school science teacher and now a substitute …

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Letter to the editor: We must pass 5A, 5B

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We must pass 5A, 5B

I strongly support the DCSD bond and mill levy proposals on this fall's ballot. As a DCSD employee since 1976 as a principal, high school science teacher and now a substitute teacher, I want current and future DCSD graduates to have the excellent preparation for the future my sons received from their four years in a DCSD high school. The skills, knowledge, attitudes and behaviors they learned allowed one son to become the managing partner of his own law firm and the other son to become the chief operating Officer of a technology company.

Voters approving these bond and mill levy proposals send a signal to DCSD teachers and staff members they have a promising future in the district and will motivate them to stay. Over the past decade, I have seen too many outstanding teachers and administrators move to the Littleton and Cherry Creek school districts, where they felt more respected as a professional educator and better rewarded for their services with a substantially higher salary that allowed them to more adequately support their families.

As one of the 10 wealthiest counties in the USA, the residents of Douglas County can easily afford the $40 million mill levy override and the $250 million bond measure on the November ballot. Vote for propositions 5A and 5B so our youth can "Learn Today and Lead Tomorrow."

Albert R. Thompson

Parker 

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