He’s voting ‘yes’ on Nov. 5
I had the pleasure of attending a forum about the school bond referendum coming up for voter consideration on Nov. 5. I attended the meeting out of the same concerns most Johnston County taxpayers have anytime a bond referendum is presented to us. I must admit I left the session very confident in supporting this referendum, and I applaud our school superintendent, Dr. Ed Croom, as well as the Citizens Committee for Better Schools.
I had read in the Aug. 11 Clayton News-Star about the questions our board of county commissioners had about the bond referendum and wanted to hear for myself the answers to their concerns. After seeing the hard data from the Operations Research and Education Laboratory and my personal review of recent census data, it became obvious to me of the importance of supporting the managed growth of our school system.
I want to thank our county commissioners for their passing of the vote to get this important referendum on the ballot. And I applaud the wisdom of our county commissioners to be in a position to pay off the bonds without a future tax increase.
In my opinion, our children and their education amount to the future of our county and our nation. I encourage all Johnston County voters to look into this referendum for themselves. We are blessed to have one of the finest school systems in the entire country, and I am certain you will become as convinced as I have become in giving your full support to our children and their school system. I vote YES.