The Fayette Tribune, Oak Hill, W.Va.

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February 6, 2013

Tribune Readers’ Views for Thursday, February 7, 2013

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Woman urges support of excess school levy

I write as a resident of Fayette County, as a parent, and as a grandparent of children who attend Fayette County schools. I would like to ask that all in the Fayette County area join me in supporting our children and our communities to vote “Yes” on the Feb. 9 school levy.

An information pamphlet was sent home with your children. Please take the time to educate yourselves as to the ramifications for our children if the levy is not passed. Schools are important to our communities, and our children’s education is vital to our future. Today good jobs depend on having a good education.

Study this issue and join me by voting “Yes.”

Let’s continue to move our county forward.

Thank you for your “Yes” vote.

Velma Newman

Deepwater

 

Former educator urges support of Fayette County excess school levy

Our public schools are an integral part of our society. The responsibility for the success of our schools rests not only on the shoulders of the teachers and school administrators, but is the responsibility of a whole group of stakeholders: students, parents, grandparents, business leaders, elected officials, and every citizen.

Our family has been blessed to live in Fayette County where the citizens have taken this responsibility seriously for over 50 years by passing an excess levy. Having taught in our county schools, I know first-hand what continuation of the levy means to the classroom. All students receive free textbooks and classroom supplies; have access to and instruction in the latest in technology; and benefit from the reading, music, art, PE, and science/math support. Loss of these levy monies would decimate our school system!

The fact is our school system lost control to the state, but I truly believe that we are on the right track to regain local control. Again, it takes all of us working together toward a common goal of seeing that soon Fayette County is back in control.

Passage of the excess levy takes us one step closer to local control and the support monies do make a tremendous difference in the resources for all students. I plan to vote “FOR” for the continuation of the Fayette County Schools’ excess levy. I would encourage other Fayette County citizens who believe in our public schools and want them to succeed to join me in supporting the continuation of the excess levy on Feb. 9th.

Vote FOR our school levy.

Marion Tanner

Fayetteville

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