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May 8, 2013
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Letter: Grandparents, Roseburg children need you

Grandparents: kids need you

Someone told me the other day that the Roseburg school bond levy wouldn’t pass because we would never get the support of our “older” generation. I was surprised by this comment.

Our older generation includes some of the most generous people I know. I personally know several who compassionately volunteer their time and money to good causes. They are grandparents, teachers and community leaders. They care about our kids just as much as anyone else in our district.

They want to know their money is being spent wisely. There is nothing wrong with that. They are no different than the rest of us; we all feel the same way.

As long as they have the facts about the bond levy, I have no doubt they will be some of our strongest supporters. It benefits our entire community, every school (K-12) and every student.

This bond levy is for curriculum, computer technology and major school maintenance — core areas to education. The bond was intentionally written so that 100 percent of the levy proceeds the Roseburg School District receives goes to support our Roseburg schools and the funds cannot be reallocated to other areas.

The cost for the average household is less than $5 per month. Low cost, high return. I think every generation can support that.

I agree we cannot do this without their support. I believe we have it! Please vote “yes” on the Roseburg schools bond levy.

Kendra Allen


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