Letter to the editor: Support 4C for education

Posted 10/15/20

Support 4C for education My family recently moved to Littleton from a premier school district in Texas and sought out Littleton Public Schools based on rankings, word of mouth, and location. I …

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Letter to the editor: Support 4C for education

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Support 4C for education

My family recently moved to Littleton from a premier school district in Texas and sought out Littleton Public Schools based on rankings, word of mouth, and location. I thought schools were underfunded in Texas. They are palaces compared to what districts in Colorado have to work with. We have been surprised that we’re expected to pay for textbooks, that the district outsources nurses/aides, and that facilities, while clean, are shabby, dated, and not practical for today’s education.

I’m sure LPS competes favorably with similar Colorado districts. However, I have seen the impact of appropriate funding on a community. I believe Colorado must maintain today’s funding to better equip today’s students as tomorrow’s workforce.

Our family was infuriated to learn that our student’s coach and vice-principal jockey for gym space for school groups against pee-wee sports leagues that can throw rent money at the district. My high school student shouldn’t be forced to practice in an elementary cafeteria because her gym is booked for outside basketball.

Colorado has long underfunded schools. LPS teachers and administrators are holding them together with duct tape and prayer. I have great respect for what they’ve been able to accomplish with so little. You truly get what you pay for. If you’ve ever grumbled that a young person is missing XYZ skillset, I wager that they missed a program that was cut. Forcing the district to downsize further jeopardizes the mission of public schooling.

If you value quality education in Littleton’s district, vote yes for 4C.

Melinda Wedding

Littleton

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