Vote yes on GCSD capital project

To the Editor:   

I began teaching in Guilderland in 1996. Prior to that, I was teaching in New York City. When my husband and I decided to move to the Capital Region, I began to ask around about school districts in the area. The only school district recommended to me was Guilderland. So I applied, and I am still here today — 23 years later.

In my 23 years in Guilderland, the world of education has changed exponentially. From curriculum to technology to socially and economically, Guilderland has had to evolve to keep up. On Tuesday, May 21, voters in Guilderland will be asked to vote for the Guilderland school budget and capital project referendum. I am asking that our community come out and vote yes for both the budget and capital project.

The improvements that the capital project will provide are necessary and important in providing our children the best education possible. Essential items such as fire alarms, security cameras, and telephone systems will be replaced and updated. We need all of our learners from kindergarten through 12th grade to be in safe learning spaces.

Improvements will also address and provide immediate attention to our deteriorating infrastructure, unbearable classroom temperatures, and outdated classroom spaces. Updating technology across the district, especially the science labs at Guilderland High School will provide teachers the resources and appropriate classrooms needed to prepare our students for the future.

I know how much the Guilderland community supports our schools. The need for the school budget and capital project referendum to pass cannot be overstated. Show your support by voting yes on May 21.

Tara Molloy-Grocki

Guilderland

Editor’s note: Tara Molloy-Grocki is president of the Guilderland Teachers’ Association.

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