Letter: City’s children are in good handsWe’d like to share some thoughts on the successful passage of our school referendum.
By: Kim Brown and Paul Reding, Red Wing, The Republican Eagle
To the Editor:
We’d like to share some thoughts on the successful passage of our school referendum.
First, the passage of both questions represents a tremendous victory for the entire Red Wing School District and the greater Red Wing community. These are challenging times economically for many families, so for both questions to pass and pass by such large margins speaks volumes about the people of our community.
District residents went to the polls in large numbers and spoke with incredible clarity, that providing a quality education is a top priority. For months the national news media has filled our heads with what’s wrong in America and preyed on our worst fears. Tuesday, Red Wing area residents pushed all that aside and said, “This is what we believe in, and this is what’s important.”
Our future is indeed bright.
Second, The passage of both questions represents a resounding endorsement of our School Board, school administration and staff. Together they have built tremendous credibility and trust with residents. Without that credibility and trust, the successful passage of this referendum would not have been possible.
Third, The passage of both questions represents the successful culmination of work by one of the most outstanding committees we’ve ever had the pleasure of being associated with. Countless volunteers, many people we still haven’t had the opportunity to meet, have worked behind the scenes in so very many ways. They worked without any kind of recognition, simply because believed in and were so committed to this effort.
It’s been said, “It takes a village to raise a child.” From where we’re sitting it appears that the children of Red Wing are in good hands. Thank you, Red Wing
Kim Brown and Paul Reding
Kim Brown and Paul Reding were co-chairs of the Yes for Kids Committee.