My children have been attending Keith Elementary for the last 5 years and I have never seen a school so dedicated to its students and families. Our teachers and staff put forth great effort to give our children a safe and exemplary place to learn and it time for us to give them the tools to make their jobs even more effective.
We all know how frightened we were last year with the devastating acts that took place in Sandy Hook. This bond proposal allows us to make changes within our school to better control building access and upgrade our alarm systems. It allows us to add signage to help first responders get to exactly where they need to be in the event of an emergency.
We all want our kids to be safe at school and this bond allows WLCSD to make changes that will make our kids even safer.
But that's not all. The bond also improves technology in the classrooms with added tools to help ALL students learn more efficiently. Interactive Digital Projectors would be added to every classroom in the district. These projectors allow teachers to move around the room and do hands on activities with the students on any surface. The bond would also add surround sound systems in the classrooms that assure all students can hear their instructor at all times.
This bond will put Walled Lake Schools back on the map as one of the most technologically advanced districts in the state.
Many of the projects within the bond, such as repairs to our phone system, need to be completed whether the bond passes or not. However, without passage of the bond, the funds to fix these systems will be taken from our General Fund and negatively impact our classrooms. This is NOT something we can afford.
Please come out and vote "Yes" on the Walled Lake Schools 2013 Safety, Security, and Technology Bond on Tuesday, Nov. 5. Help us show our schools and our kids that they are of utmost importance in our community. The polls are open from 8:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. and we look forward to your support.
Jackie Gurwin is a resident of West Bloomfield.