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Wednesday, September 17, 2014
Letters to the editor
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3) Did you vote for updates and improvements when your children or grandchildren attended school?

4) Do you feel it is the responsibility of the community at large to provide the children on your block, in your neighborhood, church, or temple the benefits of an updated, clean, safe and quality school atmosphere?

5) Just as we strive to keep our homes well maintained, updated and safe, don’t you feel it is just as vital to give the same attention to our schools?

When is it ever going to be a good time to raise taxes? We would probably all agree the answer is never, but we cannot allow that type of thinking to continue to erode the gem that is the Rockville Centre School District. Please support the education of our children. Voting “no”  hurts all of Rockville Centre. Please vote “yes!”

Chris and Diane Scaduto

Rockville Centre

We’re obligated to our schools

To the Editor:

We are writing in response to recent articles about the upcoming bond vote. We hope all Rockville Centre residents will consider the important safety, academic and infrastructure needs that will be addressed by passing this bond.

Discussions about the bond have been ongoing for years by the Board of Education, administration, school staff, concerned parents and citizens, and have included much community input.

The need for this bond did not arise because of irresponsible spending in the past, but rather from a crumbling and aging school infrastructure in need of updating and upkeep that is not possible to fund within the scope of the budget. The time to address it is now.

As parents with children in school at all levels — high school, middle school and elementary — we see the importance of passing this bond for the benefit of all the students and the community as a whole. Our kids are also involved in sports, so we are all for the turf. We believe our athletes deserve a home field that is a source of pride for their school and one that can be used for games and practices for many teams.

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