Letter to the Editor
Vote for our kids
Editor, The Sun:
As a former superintendent of Woodford County schools from 1969 to 1987, I am in complete support of the facilities tax that will allow our school district to build a new high school. During my tenure, Huntertown Elementary School was built to meet the needs and demands of our expanding community. I think we can all agree this facility has served Woodford County well. Since retiring, my support for the school system as they renovated current buildings and constructed new facilities has never wavered. The educational needs of our students are constantly changing; therefore, it is imperative that we continue to provide updated learning environments for them to achieve at the highest possible levels.
I realize an increase in taxes is never a popular decision. However, I choose to see this as an investment – an investment that will yield positive community returns for many years to come. Think about it, where would we be without Huntertown, Southside, Northside Elementaries and especially the middle school? The same will be true, 15 years from now, when we look back at this decision to build a new high school. If the tax is approved, the citizens of Woodford County will continue to reap the benefits as we have with past projects.
The immense pride I have in Woodford County schools, as a former leader and now as a grandparent, is rooted in the district’s rich history of outstanding performance in all areas. It has given me great joy through the years to see the community rally behind our schools. Now we have an opportunity to, once again, embrace them on June 26. Please join me in voting “for” our kids, our most precious resource.
Joe D. Gormley