Letter: Teachers need housing
While serving as the Basalt Middle School principal from 2009 to 2015, I experienced firsthand the difficulty of retaining key staff in the Roaring Fork Valley due to out-of-reach housing costs. Over seven years, I replaced more than half of the staff. The majority of the resignations occurred because teachers simply were no longer able to afford monthly rental payments, and owning a property was frankly not an option. Providing teachers with an affordable housing alternative would be a great step toward attracting and retaining talented teachers within our school system. Please give your support by voting for the Roaring Fork School District’s bond initiative — it is clearly a vote for our kids.
Former principal at Basalt Middle School
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