> To the Editor,
Students at Culver have been privileged to attend a school with adequate classroom space and small enough class size to receive a quality education. Facilities at the school are now inadequate to meet the 12 percent growth rate experienced this year.
Think of the future crunch, even at the 6 percent growth rate that is likely over the next several years.
To meet the needs of our community, the Culver School District placed a $20 million bond levy on the Nov. 7 ballot. The proposed bond in combination with the remainder of the 1995 bond is projected to go from the current $3.80 per $1,000 assessed valuation in 2006 to $4.00 per $1,000 from 2007-2009. The 1995 bond would retire after 2009.
From 2010 to 2026 the total bond cost would be $6.00 per $1,000 to $6.50 per $1,000.
Please remember that this is based on your "assessed value," not "real market value."
Putting off building more space would increase the cost by about 10 percent per year or about $2 million per year due to inflationary increases. Our students and staff would also be at an educational disadvantage in this crowded scenario.
Please continue to strengthen our students, school, and community by voting yes for this bond.
Kids are our future. Vote "yes" for the Culver school bond.