Published on Wednesday, 30 November -0001 00:00
As the day to vote approaches, the school referendum has become a topic of conversation, discussion, and even debate. We are both graduates of Kimball and left after graduation to continue our undergraduate, graduate, and doctorate degrees. Entering competitive colleges, we were well-prepared academically and found ourselves on par with students from private and public high schools from much larger and more affluent communities. We also carried with us 13 years of largely unchanging classes and staff, and the opportunity to participate in activities that included band, FFA, National Honor Society, Student Council, and speech while competing in three sports. These are advantages that are uniquely available to young people in a community like ours. Ours is a community that values education and children, and it is imperative that funding permits these opportunities to be a reality for our youth. If we do not support passage of the levy and lose programs or students of the Kimball schools, we stand to lose some of the inherent character that is Kimball.
We moved back to this community to raise our children. We are living here by choice. The school district, which is very familiar to us, played a very big part in our decision to return to Kimball. We want this community to continue to offer an outstanding education for generations to come, and we want the school to be a reason that people want to live in Kimball, and we plan to vote YES YES for the school referendum. We invite you to do the same, as we pull together as a community to get this job done and carry on a beautiful tradition of producing well-rounded, completely educated young people.
Chad and Kim Spaulding