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Letter to the Editor: Make informed vote at polls May 24

Dear Editor,

I am writing as a concerned parent. With the West Fargo School District special bond vote coming up on May 24, I am still hearing that people have misconceptions and doubts about this project.

  I have four children, two school age and two that will start school soon. I look around my neighborhood and count twelve children in just eight homes that are under age four, with an additional five children that are already in school. This seems to be what a lot of the newer developments look like; families with young children.

  I know that there are a lot of people that are concerned about taxes going up. My family is on a budget like most families, but I don't think that we can put a price tag on a child's education. Someone had to pay for people's children, grandchildren, nieces and nephews to go to one of the other five elementary and two Kindergarten schools that are in the West Fargo School District currently.

I also hear people talk about how they don't want their kids not to be Packers. As much as I love sports and want my children to take part in them; does it really matter if they are called Packers, Bears, Wildcats, or whatever? No, or at least it shouldn't. What should matter is as many children as possible get the chance to take part in these activities, while getting the education they deserve.

  Please don't go vote based on misinformation. Get informed before you vote. Attend the up-coming community meetings. Talk to the kids themselves. Ask them what they think, or what it is like at their school.

I encourage you to visit the website to get more information.

West Fargo is growing, and it isn't going to slow down anytime soon. New developments are going up all the time.

  I just ask that you think about the children and their education.

Jessica Kliem

Aurora PTO

2010-2011 Secretary

West Fargo