ELECTION LETTERS DEADLINE
The Denton Record-Chronicle welcomes letters from our readers about the Denton school district’s $312 million bond package. To be considered for publication, letters must be in our office by 5 p.m. Monday, Oct. 28. No letters about the bond election will be published after Saturday, Nov. 2.
Vote for school bonds
Our school district (Denton ISD) is in the midst of strengthening itself by calling a bond election to address needs for the entire school district.
This package touches many campuses and students. It includes the next full high school for the eastern part of the school district. This has been in the works for almost 20 years and the time is upon us to make this happen. This will shorten bus rides, decrease campus congestion and decrease class sizes.
Please vote yes to aid us with this project.
Calvin D. Evans,
Vote yes for bond package
As a resident of Denton and the father of three daughters who attended Denton schools, I am proud to support the current school bond and encourage you to do the same by voting in favor of it either during the early voting period (today through Nov. 2) or on Election Day (Nov. 5).
As the population of Denton and the outlying region has grown, so has the need for additional schools. I believe the DISD, with the support of Denton residents, has done a superb job of not only bringing new schools online when and where they are needed but also of making ongoing renovations and expansions to existing schools.
I was reminded of the latter point so vividly this past summer when I visited the high school I graduated from in Ohio several decades ago. Curiosity led me to stop in to see how they had renovated this 88-year-old school.
Much to my dismay, I saw no noticeable signs of renovation, with the possible exception of a couple of ceiling fans and white boards. The furniture even looked to be the same.
As I drove away, I was irritated with the school administrators, school board and community for not providing more current and inviting facilities for their students. In turn, I couldn’t help but think good thoughts about the quality of Denton schools and a community that has a tradition of promoting education.
Please help keep this tradition moving forward by voting in favor of the current school bond.