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Taking a Stand: School Bond Issue

By Vice-President/General Manager Debbie Bush

Election Day is quickly approaching.

In Vanderburgh County, voters will determine national, state and local races. 

Also on the ballot, a $149 million dollar school bond issue.  And, for the future of the greater Evansville area, it is an issue I hope you will support.

Last week, Superintendent Dr. Vince Bertram talked to the Downtown Rotary.  He says the money will be used to build a new high school and middle school complex in the growing northern part of Vanderburgh County.  The plan also provides for renovations for other schools.  It also eliminates the temporary classrooms or trailers.

The plan does not call for a tax increase for funding. (Click here for the EVSC Strategic Plan.)

This ballot question looks to the future of the $23,000 children in the Evansville Vanderburgh Public Schools.  Whether you send your kids to public, private or Catholic schools, students who attend EVSC are part of our future.

As USI President Ray Hoops told Rotary members, nothing is more important than getting this bond issue passed.  I agree.  I also ask you, what happens if it doesn't pass?

As always, we encourage those that disagree on this issue to take a stand and record a response.

To respond to this editorial, send an e-mail or call 812-253-0107.  You can send a letter to me at: Debbie Bush, WFIE-TV, and P.O. Box 1414, Evansville, IN 47701.

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