You know we don’t have children of our own, but we strongly believe in the importance of lifelong learning — a habit that starts at a very young age. Peter and I have been involved in all kinds of things with the schools — judging Poetry Out Loud, speech contests and “gifted and talented competitions; talking at the Honor Society induction; and I’ve even served as a substitute teacher.
I’m writing to urge you to vote in the Teton County Election being held on Tuesday, March 8. This Election will ask you to renew two school levies. The first is a two year Supplementary Levy for operating the public schools in our County. The second is a five year Plant Facilities Levy for capital outlay expenditures for the schools.
These two levies are not new — this is NOT an additional tax. As taxpayers, our approval of these two levies is simply continuations of levies we have approved in past years and are already part of your existing taxes. Their passage will assure maintenance of needed student programs and the physical plant for our schools in the face of decreased state funding.
You can vote for the continuation of these levies on the day of the Election (March 8th), or you can vote immediately by following the instrucions below. Either way I hope you will vote and vote YES to continue both levies. Even if you, like us, do not have children in the public school system, maintaining our schools hugely benefits the whole community. As Brett Cooke , accountant in Teton Valley , says “It is the best investment you will ever make!”
ABSENTEE BALLOT OPTIONS: For those with a busy life that will prevent them from Voting on March 8th, this may be the best option.
A) As of now, you can go to the Courthouse in Driggs and vote.
B) You can go to tetoncountyidaho.gov and print the Application for Absentee Ballot. Fill it out and fax it to fax# 208-354-8410 or mail it in to:
Teton County Court House
150 Courthouse Drive #208
Driggs, ID 83422
C) They will then send you the Absentee Ballot and you can mail or drop it off at the Court House
Any questions, you may call the courthouse at 354-8780.
Every “Yes” vote will be important and could change everything. Please vote and please vote YES — this levy will affect us all!
PS. This is a favorite photo with two of my favorite high-schoolers from Teton High — Lydia Hansen and Kelly Hannon, on the day they helped me do the final inventory at Dark Horse Books before the transfer to Phyllis. These young ladies are excellent examples of excellent students!