Mill levy will give kids learning opportunities

Linda Peterson

Dear Editor,

As a parent of kids in the Garfield School District Re-2, I am thrilled at the opportunities my children will have if the mill levy override passes.

The schools will now have a chance to offer all of our children enriching, engaging before- and after-school programs while keeping them in a supervised and safe environment.

This is the best prevention for the “high risk” time from the end of school until 6 p.m., when kids fifth grade and up are prone to become involved in high-risk behavior such as alcohol and drug use.

Keeping the kids involved keeps them making positive choices.

It also allows for learning opportunities other than that of our current standards-based curriculum.

It will offer dance, brain booster classes, art, drama, basketball, etc., at a competitive user fee. It isn’t often that we have a chance to make such a significant change for the children of our community.

Remember, it’s not what this great community does for you, but what you can do for your community. Support your neighborhood children! Vote “yes” on Garfield Re-2’s mill levy override question 3B!

Linda Peterson


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