I don’t trust politicians much, so if I vote at all I’m careful for whom I cast my ballot. A while ago, I heard candidate for the Oregon state House, Greg Barreto, speak. I disagreed with a comment he made, and so emailed him my concerns.
Why are we seeing the Wa-Hi building proposal before us yet again? Is this not the same song, second verse?
As a retired teacher of college chemistry with granddaughters in Walla Walla, I have read every letter to the editor on the proposed Walla Walla High School bond. Open houses offered at the high school allowed me to see what the current science facilities are like.
I would like to submit a cost comparison for taxpayers to review before they vote. The information can be verified online at USKH.com.
A disturbing and anti-quality-of-education perspective currently is being promoted (as evidenced by recent letters to the U-B) with regard to why a “no” vote is the best vote regarding the Walla Walla High School bond issue.
My wife and I recently received an email from a Seattle friend. Briefly: “Run, don’t walk, to get tickets for ‘The Importance of Being Earnest.’”
In light of the recent ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Jonathan M. Wainwright Memorial VA Medical Center, I must borrow from Paul Harvey and tell “The rest of the story.”
I’m convinced there is a conspiracy going on with this latest Walla Walla High School bond issue proposal. In fact this conspiracy permeates every corner of the Walla Walla Public Schools. It starts with the School Board and runs through the administration, to the teachers and the support staff. I saw it first when I was a kindergarten student at Green Park. I saw it at Pioneer and at Wa-Hi. I’ve been a willing pawn of this widespread conspiracy for the past 20 years, assisting the past three superintendents to help identify physical plant repair and replacement priorities.
I’m confident this letter won’t be published given the U-B’s unbridled sycophancy for materialistic scientism; but all views should be heard.
The current Walla Walla High School science building has two classrooms updated approximately four or five years ago. These updates allowed these two rooms to be used extensively as computer classrooms.
I have sat back and listened and read all the comments about our schools and school district. We all have our problems and excuses.
Blaise Pascal was a mathematician, physicist, religious philosopher and master of French prose. The Encylopedia Britannica mentions his “wager,” which in essence indicated if God did not exist the skeptic lost nothing by not believing in Him.
I attended a Walla Walla City Council meeting a few weeks ago on the subject of Backflow Assembly Testing. The Council’s discussion was about compliance, which is down to under 70 percent from over 80 percent two years ago (a number the city had committed to the state).
So now we’re starting to hear from the whining property owners having to pay for all the children’s educations, even when they themselves don’t have any!
As an member of the Dayton School District Facilities Committee, the first order of business was to review the state’s comprehensive (independent) report on the current “health” of the district’s structures, which include electrical, mechanical, H/VAC and the like. The facts spoke volumes.
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