A few weeks ago, I heard Superintendent Mick Miller talk about the upcoming bond issue to remodel Walla Walla High School.
One benefit he mentioned in passing didn’t particularly register with me at the time — that the remodeling project would reduce the number of entrances to the school and provide improved security. The value of that security upgrade certainly seems more important to me today.
I did not attend Wa-Hi, nor do I have any relatives who have ever attended. However, I know we have one of the nation’s best community colleges, one of the nation’s best four-year liberal arts colleges and a first-class religiously affiliated university.
If we want to continue building our reputation for first-rate education as a component of our quality of life, it only makes sense to me to continue investing in the infrastructure of our public school system.
Our future prosperity as a community depends on the educational achievements of our young people, and our young people depend on our community to give them the tools they need to be successful, productive, and thoughtful contributors to our community in the future.
That sounds like a fair deal to me. For the good of our entire community, I urge all voters to support the Wa-Hi bond issue in February.