In recent years, the U.S. economy has been struggling with high unemployment and foreclosures rates. Through the efforts of the city and various partners such as ClydeScope, our community has remained economically stable. Companies such as Whirlpool, Fisher Paykel, FSI, to name just a few, have invested into the future of this community by creating new employment opportunities. Why? It is obvious; the Clyde area is an attractive community with a strong school system.
The most commonly asked question by businesses looking to locate in the community is, "How are the schools?" Clyde-Green Springs Schools has a long-standing tradition of high academic standards and community pride. We are fortunate to have a strong school system with dedicated administration, teachers and parents. Over the last couple of years, the district has drastically reduced its expenses by cutting $2.6 million from its budget and eliminating 33 positions.
Our children are facing the toughest employment market that most of us have seen in our lifetimes. Therefore, we need to prepare our students to compete in the labor force by providing them the same high-quality education that we received. Without the revenue generated from Clyde-Green Springs School levy, the district will have to make additional cuts that would severely diminish the quality of education received by our children. This would place them at a distinct disadvantage at the collegiate level and in job market.
For our children and the community, we ask you to support the students of Clyde-Green Springs Schools and vote "yes" on the district's August levy.
ClydeScope board and staff
Jim Avery, Scott Black, Craig Davis, Jeff Durham, Gregg Elchert, Brad Elfring, Paul Fiser, Duke Fultz, Scott Hicks, Mark Jeckering,
Debbie McGrath, Mel Miller, Bruce Schrader, Katelyn Clapp, Steve Spader, Frank Weasner