Retired Vicksburg educator says it’s time to support students

Published 7:13 pm Friday, March 23, 2018

To the editor:

As a retired teacher of the Vicksburg Warren School District, the parent of a Vicksburg Warren School District teacher, and the proud grandmother of a kindergartner in the Vicksburg Warren School District, I have been following with much interest the progress of our Schools. I am encouraged with the direction in which our school district is moving.

Today I see exciting “Leader in Me” schools where children are learning to be leaders, a strong emphasis on academic achievement, a focus on the whole student, and so many dedicated staff members who are teaching skills our young people need to live meaningful productive lives after graduation.

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The district has the highest graduation rate since 2009, has 14 pre-kindergarten classes, and more students earning college credits while in high school than ever before. The VWSD has done this and more all while decreasing administrative costs (Our district ranked 13th lowest in administrative costs in the state.).

Our district’s leadership has proven its dedication and ability to improve our students’ successes. They have demonstrated their commitment to continued improvement. They now need our help. They are asking us to invest in our school infrastructure so that our students can continue on this exciting upward trend to reach their goals which, in turn, allows our community to reach its goals!

Let’s provide safe and up-to-date classrooms that support today’s 21st century learning! Let’s provide new athletic facilities that are up to par with the other facilities in our state. Let’s provide the support our children need!

It’s time. By voting FOR the Facilities Improvement School Bond Issue on March 27, we are supporting our schools as we invest in our young people, their future, and our own.

Debbie Freeman,