I was raised by a public school teacher who has taught fourth grade at New Washington Elementary School for 30 years.
I have always been a supporter of public schools. I have never had a child in public schools. I have gladly paid property taxes in Hutchinson, Kan.; Kansas City, Mo.; Charlotte, N.C.; St Louis, Mo.; Saint Peter, Minn. and now Warsaw and Winona Lake. You see, it doesn’t matter if you have kids in the school system or not. The fact is all the kids in the community belong to us all. It is our responsibility to take care of them as they will be taking care of us someday.
I’ve lived a lot of places in my 20 years since graduating from Purdue and leaving the family farm in Clark County. No place has ever felt more like home than here. I’ve worked and lived in this community for almost nine years. I met my wife here and our kids were born at Kosciusko Community Hospital. In a few years our kids will be a part of Warsaw Community Schools as students of Jefferson Elementary. They will benefit greatly from the improvements that were made there a few years ago. Just like the kids at Claypool, Leesburg and Madison Elementary Schools have benefited from those improvements.
It is now time to make the necessary improvements at Lincoln, Washington and Edgewood.
Vote yes starting April 20 or on Election Day May 5.