Letter to the editor – Karen and Steve McCoy

To the editor –

We were born in Jefferson. We graduated from Jefferson. We raised our two sons here in Jefferson. We worked our entire years in Jefferson. Now, we are retired and living in Jefferson. We do not have children or grandchildren in this school system. We are property owners and pay our taxes. We don’t have fancy words or figures about the school bond issue and proposed academy. What we do know is that this is one of the greatest opportunities we have seen for our town and our school system.

We are so proud of the young people that have come back to Jefferson to live and raise their families. They have brought such wonderful energy and ideas to help our community and are doing something! So many of us just sit back and go with the flow, be complacent, let others do the work.

This new school bond issue and the proposed academy offers such tremendous opportunities for our young people to get a first-class education and training. For those of us that did not get a four-year degree, how we would have loved to have had this same chance.

I do know for a fact, that when people are looking for a place to live, one of the first and most important things they look at is the school system. What a draw this would be!

We urge you to not sit back & be complacent this time! Vote yes & help our kids have the opportunities some of us did not have.

Karen & Steve McCoy, Jefferson

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