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Education an important investment in community

2013-04-30T00:00:00Z 2013-04-30T08:58:07Z Education an important investment in community The Billings Gazette
April 30, 2013 12:00 am

Kids deserve a quality education, and it is incumbent on each one of us to convince those in our city that there are unintended consequences if we fail to support our schools. By voting “yes” on May 7 for the two mill levies concerning elementary classroom accreditation and technology we can help reduce classroom overcrowding, upgrade technology for smarter learning and pay forward the quality education we received as youngsters to the next generation.

Education is one of the most important investments we can make as a community. The consequences of failing to providing our children with a first-class education reverberates throughout our entire community. The responsibility to shape the lives of our next generation rests with each of us, and it begins in our elementary schools. Giving our kids the right start with a quality education will better enable them find a job as adults that pays a living wage and helps them contribute to an already vibrant Billings economy.

As retired Billings residents, we were fortunate enough to have prior generations invest in our education and upbringing. So now let us make that commitment to each student enrolled in Billings Public Schools. Give our kids their passport to the future. Please vote "yes" for kids and send in your vote before May 7!

Vince and Louise Larsen


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