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Safe schools play a huge role in success of the students

April 21, 2018

I have recently seen many social media posts regarding the Sutherlin Safe Schools bond measure that will be on the ballot in May. I am a class of 2014 graduate of Sutherlin High School, and as such, I firmly believe in the impact this measure can have on the school and community.

During my experience at Sutherlin High School, I was able to complete 43 college credits in conjunction with the dual credit program through the high school and multiple community colleges. Because of this, I was able to graduate with a bachelor of science degree in 3 years, which saved me a year’s worth of expenses before starting my masters degree. I currently reside in Corvallis, as I am finishing up school at OSU, but wanted to reach out to show the community what their support in a measure such as this could lead to for all students, the future leaders of the community.

I truly believe that the quality of activities and experiences available in the Sutherlin School District helped me be prepared for life at a university, and that safe schools play a huge role in success of the students. I am grateful to come from a community that provides so much support and resources to students at all grade levels, and I hope to see more improvement in available resources and school spaces so future students throughout the district can be successful. Support something good by voting “Yes” on the Sutherlin Safe Schools ballot measure.

Heather Brown