If the power went out in your home from June through September, when the temperatures in Fresno frequently reach 100 degrees and more, you’d be pretty miserable. So think how thousands of Fresno Unified School District students feel when they eat lunch in a sweaty cafeteria every day during the regular school year or summer school, and then have to go back to class.
All this can be fixed if Measure X, the school district bond, is passed on Nov. 8. Part of the bond will go toward air conditioning school cafeterias. If we pass Measure X, we will also be entitled to our share of the state school construction bond.
The catch is, if we don’t pass Measure X to make matching funds available for the air conditioning and a multitude of other district projects, then the state won’t give us our share of their bond money.
Please ignore school board squabbles and the false charge that the district has not been transparent. The absolute truth is that there have been many public meetings and a great deal of citizen input. Education is not a chess game, and our kids should not be pawns. Please vote for Measure X.
Murray Farber, Fresno