Editor's Note: Numerous instances of plagiarism have been discovered in Dan Kimber’s “Education Matters” column, which ran in the News- Press from September 2003 to September 2011. In those columns where plagiarism has been found, a For the Record specifying the details will be appended to the piece.
Some of you reading this will be voting on April 5 for or against Measure S, the proposed school bond.
To that elite group — likely under 30% of eligible voters — I want to say thank you for being involved; thank you for having a stake in your community, instead of just being an occupant in it; thank you for seeing beyond your present needs and looking to the future, especially where our children are concerned.
Measure S is essentially a proposal that will, borrowing from the school district’s website, “protect quality of education at local schools, provide safe and modern school facilities, upgrade classrooms, science labs and libraries, update computers/technology, improve campus safety, increase energy efficiency” and more. It would not create new local taxes, but rather extend the assessments already being paid for an earlier bond, Measure K.