Laramie finally has an opportunity to improve our high school now that Governor Mead has signed the funding bill into law. I am proud to say that I am a graduate of LHS (’91). Now that I am a bit older and experienced, I can honestly say that our children have been short changed for many years. The old LHS facility is lousy when compared to schools across the state. I look hopefully to the future that the school bond issue will pass and Laramie will have a high school facility that we can all be proud of. I shudder to think that our community could be so short sighted and not pass the coming bond issue.
I feel that it may be more damaging to our community in the long term to build a sub-par high school rather than simply suffering with the old facility. If the bond issue passes, the new school will be a showcase for the community. From an economic development standpoint a new, state of the art high school will be a strong selling point for new businesses considering to locate in Laramie. It will also be a significant recruiting tool for new employees with families and an excellent employee retention tool for existing businesses. The proposed facility will definitely be an economic asset to our community. The cost of the bond not only funds the amenities that will make the school the best it can be, but it will also help improve the local economy. Please vote yes on the bond issue coming up in May.