Letter To The Editor: We See First-hand The Value Of Investing In Los Alamos Public Schools

By MELINDA and JOAQUIN GUTIERREZ
Los Alamos

In Los Alamos, we invest in the things that matter. Our time, our talents, our treasure. Whether we spend hours volunteering to judge a Science Fair, buying dinner at the spaghetti fundraiser, or participating in the Cross Country Run-a-Thon at Sullivan Field, we invest in our kids and in their education. When January rolls around in less than a month, we have the opportunity to choose to invest in something that affects all of us at so many levels – our children, our families, our community, and our economy: the LAPS School Bond.

By checking “YES” for the bond, we put our money where our mouth is. We actively choose to invest in the education of our children, improving our schools and making them safer and better learning environments. 

By checking “YES” for the bond, we invest in our community and our own educational infrastructure so that young families choose to live in our great town for the next 50+ years because we have great schools and attract the best teachers.

By checking “YES” for the bond, we invest in our economy, making Los Alamos a more attractive place to own a home and work. Research has shown that living in a good school district doesn’t just bring better teachers, better books, and better test scores, it also can help preserve home values.

From Mountain Elementary School through Los Alamos High School, our three children have all had incredible teachers and learning opportunities during their years in LAPS that rival many private schools on the East Coast. Two of our children are off in college and we have one more moving through the LAPS ranks. We see first-hand the value of investing in LAPS. We urge you to do the same. Vote “YES” for the Bond and make your investment in our schools count for years to come.

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