"Upon the subject of education . . . I can only say that I view it as the most important subject which we as the people can be engaged in." (Abraham Lincoln, 1832)

As a community, we must be engaged in creating a future for our children. A future that includes higher earning potential, excellent job opportunities, and improved social benefits. Improved education can help lower crime rates, lead to better health, and generally provide a better quality of life. One way we can accomplish this corporate goal is to provide educators with the necessary tools. While opinions differ, the fact remains: our High School needs renovation. Our teachers continue to do an amazing job leveraging any available resources, but are limited by the ailing infrastructure.

Investments such as school bonds are a great way to provide for a new state-of-the-art science wing, next generation educational spaces, and core building upgrades. It will provide for safety, security, and technology upgrades. These capital improvements add value to our community. But since these improvements are aimed at how we educate our kids, the value is immeasurable!

On 7 November 2017, the Registered Voters of Newton USD 373 will have the chance to vote their heart's conscience. Across all generations, there remains one constant that is evidently clear: we all want our kids to succeed. If that is you, make good on that desire and vote yes on USD 373's school bond. While it will require some sacrifice across our community, it will be worth it in the long run!

 

— David T. Jackson II, Newton