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Invest in our children and community

Dear Editor:

We have an opportunity in this upcoming election to make a difference. A true difference in the lives of our kids, the students of the Roaring Fork Valley’s public schools. Education is of prime importance to our community and its own success. We need to invest in it.

In a recent study, the Hoover Institution valued that if the U.S. improved its overall academic performance to equal a country, like Germany, the “U.S. GDP would increase by more than $40 trillion.”

Our precious children deserve the opportunity to be provided a solid education in an environment that is conducive to learning. The mill levy override will help provide the essential funds to assure class size remains small, to supply necessary learning materials, to retain and attract quality educators, to provide needed facilities maintenance, and more. The bottom line for you is on average this will mean roughly $8 per month in additional taxes. The school district has already made significant cuts throughout its operations.

Let’s each do our part. Education is the backbone of a solid community and of our country. Vote “yes” for our valley’s kids and spread the word of your support this fall.

Jenifer Seal Cramer

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