I think that this is where we are now with our school district. We are at the tipping point from where we either spiral down or spiral up. If our community does not, again, support our schools with even this critical needs bond, then not only do we put our current financial predicament into a more precarious imbalance, but we further the public sentiment that public education is not worthy of investment. As families move into our neighborhood, more of them will send their children to private schools. Those private school families will grow the number of residents who don’t have kids in schools and who will be less and less likely to support bonds. We will become the bedroom community to private schools without a public school worthy of attracting attendance. Before long, families in search of public schools will move to neighboring communities where bonds have passed and the schools are thriving. Eanes ISD and the exemplary legacy will be a thing of the past. How much will that downward spiral cost our taxpayers? I don’t even want to hazard a guess.
Join me in supporting the bond with your YES vote on May 9th!