As we strive to extend the reach of our tax dollars, partnerships are key. And from the perspective of the park district, there is no more significant partnership than the one we share with our school district. This values-driven partnership allows both agencies to provide essential classroom space for after-school programming administered through the park district, and maximizes fields throughout town for our growing and active community.

On the ballot this May is a bond renewal measure to continue funding for facilities development of our school district, allowing them to make numerous critical improvements to aging structures and add a middle school and elementary school to meet rapidly expanding enrollment pressures.

As we rallied last fall and passed a bond for parks, let’s support our school district with a yes vote. Let’s reaffirm a key partnership that has maximized our tax investment and served our community so well.

Ruth Williamson