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Learning resources not shared equally in Re-2

Dear Editor,

Vote “no” on 3B, the mill levy override for Garfield Re-2 School District.

Before the taxpayers give more money to this district, they need to show us that they can spend our money wisely.

Case in point: A new K-4 elementary school (Highland Elementary) was just opened this school year with wireless laptop computers in its computer lab.

My first point is, don’t children in this age group need to learn how to read and write (among many other noncomputer-related subjects) before learning to use a state-of-the-art computer?

Next point in case: While these K-4 children received these fancy computers, Rifle Middle School students were partially supplied with moldy, outdated history books. I say “partially” supplied because there were not enough of these books for each student, so if they had homework in this subject they could not bring the book home.

One of our top administrators was not aware of this book shortage until a concerned parent brought it up.

The district needs to get back to the basics and use common sense when spending the taxpayers’ money. You can help them achieve this by voting “no” on the Re-2 School District mill levy override.

Barb Laidlaw

New Castle

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