The state of our elementary buildings can no longer support the demands of a curriculum that keeps our students in the top percentage of students in the state and the country. It doesn’t allow for transition of learning nor co-curricular innovation. In a nutshell, the learning in this district is being stifled by inadequate facilities. Teachers can only use the resources so far, and at that point, it becomes the community’s responsibility to “take the baton,” and run the rest of the race.
While some residents are nervous about the large investment, and justly so, please remember the Bond amounts were derived based on building with efficiency, effectiveness, and innovation. There is nothing glamorous about the decision; new does not equal fancy. The district wants nothing more than the opportunity to offer learning spaces that will give the students the best chance at readiness for the global world in which we live. It’s a standard of education they have always offered the students of Spring Lake — even those from 50 years ago.
As a parent whose children are all graduates of Spring Lake schools, I urge you to vote on the side of education, efficiency, and innovation. Vote yes on Bond 2013!
— Madonna Kramer, Spring Lake