Opinion

Kirtley: SUSD override benefits all Scottsdale residents

Posted 9/19/22

Why should a Scottsdale senior voter approve the proposed SUSD additional assistance override? We don’t have children in schools anymore. We don’t all know the difference between the …

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Opinion

Kirtley: SUSD override benefits all Scottsdale residents

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Why should a Scottsdale senior voter approve the proposed SUSD additional assistance override? We don’t have children in schools anymore. We don’t all know the difference between the operating budget and capital budget and where certain taxpayer dollars can only be spent.

We do know that when we call a plumber, electrician or other essential tradesperson, and when we go to the dentist, doctor or other medical specialist that we want them to have had a strong education background.

If any of them attended a Scottsdale school, we hope those studies prepared them to the highest level of service. If the STEAM (science, technology, environment, arts, math) program continues to encourage young girls as seen in a recent newspaper article on Saguaro High School’s event, then I support this override.

My three Scottsdale schooled children are now successful adults contributing to their professions and volunteering in their communities. The answer to the first question in this message is — Yes — approve this override.

I’m enjoying my senior years knowing this school district is continuing to educate those tradesperson, medical and other professionals that will service my age group.