Northwest NEWS

October 23, 2000

Editorial

Kids are on the road instead of on field

Lower Snoqualmie residents are urged to vote for our children on Nov. 7. Our kids at Cedarcrest H.S. need to have an athletic field capable of providing a basic outdoor physical education curriculum and allowing our young athletes to practice and play games at their school. Our current "fix" to the lack of fields has our kids on the area roads instead of their deserved field. PE students jog along Duvall roads because they don't have a track. Athletes carpool to Tolt and other eastside schools for practice and games. This daily commute down Hwy 203 takes time away from homework and practice as well as putting young drivers on the road during high traffic periods.
   Statistics show that children who participate in sports are less likely to take drugs or drop out of high school. Please improve our kids' chances for success.
   The Riverview School Board maintains school taxes at or below $5 per $1,000 assessed value. Therefore, your taxes will remain at or near their current rate due to other bonds that are expiring. Not voting counts as a No vote. Our children deserve a complete education, which includes physical education and athletic teams.
   Sue Linnerooth, Carnation