Dear Editor,

I am writing to encourage your readers to support Prop 449, the Vail School District Budget Override.  I am a parent of two children in the Vail School District and have witnessed the outstanding teaching, compassion and excitement for education that my children’s teachers and school administrators have exhibited.  My children are learning not only how to read and write, but also being encouraged to be respectful to their friends and family and to be involved citizens in their community.  It is no secret that many people move to the Vail and Corona area to take advantage of the excellent schools.

This will only continue if the community supports the school district by passing Prop 449, the cost of which is an additional $3.25 per month for each $100,000 of a home’s value.  I believe this is a small price to pay to continue the excellence of the Vail School District.  I always say, “it takes a village” to raise children to become respectable adults.  I encourage our “villages” of Vail and Corona de Tucson to make the right choice on election day and vote in favor of Prop 449.  Whether you have children in the district or not, the overall benefit to the community of having a high-quality school district is more than worth the small monetary costs.


April Bourie

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