Really, if they close Trapp, they not only make the county look bad, but they make themselves look bad too. Consider the fact that Trapp, Pilot View and Providence are the schools that make this county look good!
We have the best test scores in the county. We also have the higher math scores than surrounding counties. So again I ask, why close the schools that are making the county look good?
I quote from www.standupclarkcounty.com, "We will be borrowing every cent we can borrow and be paying for it for over 20 years." This planned growth nickel will not help with our debt! Don't penalize the schools that stay inside their budget.
Would it be easier to add a wing to Trapp and move Pilot View there, or tear the school down and bus all the kids into town for 60 to 70 minutes?
This plan, as you can plainly see, has lots of wrong numbers, and that is just for the closing of Trapp. It is just a plan to close the best school in the county because we're small. Have our schools ever been a problem?
This plan is just going to ruin this somewhat flawed county. Except for a few flaws, this county is the place where I want my kids to grow up. But not if this plan is voted to happen.
Don't close our schools!
Editor's note: The Clark County Board of Education and the state have already approved the facilities plan.
Joy of Christmas is not in things
To the Sun:
I don't understand some people's view of Christmas. I have heard people comment that Christmas won't be very good this year due to financial problems. I feel that Christmas does not require money. The only requirements are family, friends and spirit.
Christmas does not come from department stores or through the mail. It lies dormant inside us until Dec. 25. At least it does with me.
Children these days think that they did not have a good Christmas unless they received the best gifts or money. Thanks to my mother telling me how hard she had it as a child, I can be thankful with nothing under the tree.
With the way the world is today, we should just be grateful to wake up and see Christmas morning. It is our fault as parents that our children are spoiled, but take it from me: The world is truly not going to come to an end without presents.
I also know that some people feel they need to give gifts and then feel bad when they can't give. We need to remember what Christmas is about and what it stands for.