A Thank You Letter to the Community
May 4, 2016
I have been struggling all day to find the right words to use to say Thank You for all that you did to help
educate our community members and encouraging them to vote. I am overwhelmed with the support
that the community demonstrated for our schools at the polls yesterday. As I watched the results roll in
from each precinct last night and saw almost 64% of those who chose to vote supporting our bond
proposal, I was fighting back unexpected tears.
The passage of this bond proposal would not have been possible without your involvement. All of the
work that you did in educating your relatives, friends, and neighbors and getting them to the polls made
all of the difference in the world. I am very appreciative that you were willing to take up the cause and
get involved. Our current and future students are going to be the beneficiaries of our community’s
generous and supportive spirit.
Beefing up our security measures, putting safe buses on the road, and solving the overcrowded
conditions in our elementary buildings is one of our top priorities moving forward. With the successful
passage of this bond proposal, we are prepared to implement a plan to address these identified district
needs. The new revenues raised through this bond proposal will also enable us to continue to provide an
educational program of excellence for all of the children we are privileged to serve through the purchase
of necessary technological tools. Upgrading elementary furniture is high on our list of things to get
taken care of as soon as possible as well. I will do my best to keep you informed as to our progress on all
of the district projects we will be undertaking during the course of the next three years.
I am very grateful to have the opportunity to work in a community that values the education of their
youth. The Jenison Pride of which we speak so often flows through my veins. I can assure you that I will
do everything within my power to insure that we remain committed to meeting the intellectual, social,
emotional, and physical needs of each and every child in our schools. Thank you for choosing Jenison
Public Schools to partner with you in the education of your children. TOGETHER, WE ARE JENISON!