When my children were preschoolers in 1999, I helped pass the RBHS education referendum, because I knew that the quality of our high school was vital for the health of our community.

Since then, the school and its students have flourished, making me proud to live in the district. I feel fortunate that my bright, eager teenagers can now benefit from RB’s outstanding culture of excellence.

The school boards we elect are in the unenviable, unpaid position of upholding RB’s mission with inadequate revenue, escalating expenses and rising enrollment. Their goal, together with teachers and administrators, is to prepare our children for college and a complicated, competitive world. It’s not easy and it’s not cheap.

Please join me in voting “yes” for the first education referendum in 11 years, so that our school can continue to provide its diverse, growing population with a well-rounded, comprehensive education. Do it for the well being of our community and our country’s future leaders.

Sheila Daily