America has a pretty good record of supporting local school bond issues, and it makes sense. Schools are often the visible hub of a community, a place small enough to have real faces yet big enough to unite a population with its activities, achievements, traditions and individual stories. Measure D is our opportunity to value and enrich San Luis Obispo, Los Osos and Morro Bay schools with much-needed plant maintenance and facility upgrades. The staffs, students and parents have earned the support of all of our county.
Look at graduation rates, honors as nationally distinguished institutions, comparative testing scores and extracurricular activities. All these achievements came from communities because we want good schools and will do what that necessitates. The effect: We have major scholastic, social and community success.
Our campuses have real needs in keeping up the high expectations of their students and families. Beyond just the obvious, every dollar that helps a campus also helps communities at large: adult school programs, church and service group activities, health and recreational sites, ancillary spaces for city festivals, national fundraisers and a great place to walk your dog while watching our sunsets.
Measure D is a nice gift to ourselves.