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Support your public schools in Tuesday vote

2012-05-05T00:00:00Z 2012-05-07T09:35:05Z Support your public schools in Tuesday vote The Billings Gazette
May 05, 2012 12:00 am

Billings voters have an important civic opportunity and responsibility to vote on bonds and levies for Billings Public Schools. If passed Tuesday, the combined bonds and levies will be used to support the daily operations of elementary and high schools, to fund technology for elementary students, and to maintain the district's school buildings. The Billings Education Foundation asks that you cast your ballots in favor of these bonds and levies on or before May 8.

While the fundamental purpose for schools is to teach and educate children, schools do a lot more than that. Schools are civic centers for our neighborhoods. They are places for our community to meet, participate in activities, enjoy music and theater programs as well as athletic events, and support the overall development of our children as future leaders of our society. Schools employ not only teachers and administrators but also librarians, nurses, counselors, secretaries, custodians, special educators, para-professionals, and others. Schools connect our children with the world around them. Schools build communities, and foster economic development. When businesses look to locate to a community, one of the first things they look at is the quality of the schools and its graduates.

Eric Nord, president

Education Foundation Board



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