Source: Sherman Publications

Letter to the Editor
Support for school teachers, bond

February 22, 2012

Dear Editor,

Over the past two and a half years, I have been a proud parent of a Bailey Lake Elementary Bulldog. My son is a child who has special needs and the staff at Bailey Lake exceeds my expectations each and every day.

This year has been no exception. During the past week, my son underwent surgery, I think we are on number six, and the staff once again rose above expectations to care for him as his educational and physical needs grew. The Bailey Lake Staff provide a great educational environment where he feels safe, loved, and cared for each day. The out-pouring of prayers, positive thoughts, cards, and kinds words have been overwhelming.

I often wonder what my sonís life, and his parents life, would be like if we did not have great educators looking out for him and all our children each day as we send them off to school to have their educational, emotional, and physical needs met.

In this time when every aspect of the institution of public education has been invaded by political agendas and we quarrel over whether or not to pass a bond that would ensure an even greater education, for around $100 a year for most of us, for our children, the educators at Bailey Lake Elementary and the Clarkston Schools family as a whole, continue to put all that aside to do what they know is right, meet the needs of my child, and all our children.

So, by all means, the next time you run into a veteran, thank them and shake their hand for all they have done for us. You might also want to do the same for those whose take care of our most precious resources, our children.

Dennis Klenow

Independence Township