As I am contemplating my vote for the Napavine school bond issue, the first thing I have to remind myself is that bonds are for building and repairs and levies are for learning and day-to-day operations.
Even though the proposed bond issue will cost me, I am motivated by the fact that this bond is not only one of the lowest in Lewis County, but a significant portion will be matched by the state. I urge taxpayers to support this bond, which will remodel and rebuild many of the structures that have been wearing down for many, many years.
I know this first-hand because I have worked in the district for over 30 years and have seen the fatigue of the portables, the lack of enough gymnasium space and the tremendous, ongoing growth of students into the district. Please vote positive for this bond.