"An investment in knowledge always pays the best interest." - Ben Franklin
Oftentimes, we can overlook the other aspects of what a "yes" or "no" vote truly means. By using the quote from Ben Franklin, do we truly know how powerful and meaningful a "yes" vote means to our school system and to our city?
Receiving the best interest and return on our investment is one of the main goals of any society. Whether it is a direct benefit for our children by receiving the best education possible, or an indirect benefit by creating new jobs for our community, we should always be looking to better ourselves and our surroundings. So how does passing a school levy help accomplish this?
Having a strong school system is one of the main attractions for any new or existing businesses. These businesses look for, and require, a strong workforce that is diverse and ranges from general laborers and skilled craftsmen to trained professionals. The basic training that the workforce requires starts at our schools.
By being a good destination for business, an indirect benefit of a "yes" vote for our community and city also has been cast. The indirect benefit received is that the business, in turn, helps our local economy by providing strong employment, increased property values and greater overall wealth for the city. All of this is accomplished directly by the backing of our school systems when voting "yes."
As we wonder and ultimately decide which way we should vote for the upcoming school levy, the quote by Ben Franklin should help with that decision. By voting "yes" and investing in the Clyde-Green Springs School, the community members will be doing their part to receive the best interest rate possible on our future investments ... our children.