- The following letter to the editor was submitted by Northville resident Kathy Morris
In support of voting YES for the Northville Public Schools Technology Bond on November 6th, I discussed the proposal with my youngest child, who is also a voter, college Freshman, 2012 graduate of Northville High School and recent first-hand user of the school district’s current technology.
This is what she said: “The time wasted using the old, extremely slow, not always compatible, partially working computers at Northville High School was almost unacceptable for where students and schools need to be technologically.”
While challenging economic times and severe public school funding cuts by the State unfortunately delayed much-needed technology improvements when my children were attending Northville Public Schools, we now have the opportunity to remedy this. We all know that technology will continue to advance and that we must keep pace. We also want our students to have relevant learning experiences that will facilitate essential college and career readiness. We can even have this positive impact with our Northville taxpayer dollars for the
Technology Bond staying right in our own community. And, we can do this and maintain the current education millage rate at the same time, because the Technology Bond millage would take the place of the anticipated reduction in the school district’s debt millage retirement.
Simply, we must vote YES on the Technology Bond proposal on November 6th. It is the right thing to do for our current students, public schools, community, property values and future. We really cannot afford to do otherwise.
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