Invest in the future through referendum
We are a community that is strong and tight-knit considering its magnitude and diversity. I am immensely proud and grateful to be a part of this community.
The Concord Community School Corp. has become the core of an environment that prepares students for their futures and provides an extended family for all. There was a time when I needed that extended family’s support, a time of personal crisis, and was I moved by the unforgettable effort that arose within this beautiful community. Every member of the community will benefit from the referendum on May 6, especially its students. Each student at Concord has the potential to change this world, to achieve great goals, to make a difference. When I accomplish these things, it will be very much due to the Concord Community that nurtured me, provided me with a foundation to build upon, and set an example for my future.
We are the future; anyone who agrees should be willing to invest in us. I want to continue the tradition of excellence that Concord has always upheld. Cuts have already been made to try to accommodate the shrinking budget, including not replacing retired teachers, the delaying of computer replacements and the rerouting of buses in order to reduce mileage. This directly affects students.
I sit in an anatomy class in which there are not enough seats for everyone. Our class sizes have dramatically increased. Some of the technology that should also be replaced and updated is unaffordable because of the hits Concord has taken. When I left AP Spanish the final day of second trimester it was still unclear whether the necessary software for administering the AP exam could be installed on the available computers. What will be cut next?
I am the future. But who’s there for us now?