Write a Letter to the Editor

You can write a letter to the editor, using the basic frameworks of the templates below.
Customize the content as you like – we wanted to give you a framework to get started.
 

Overcrowding/Learning (99 words)

Dear editor,

I’m writing to convey my concern about the overcrowding issues in the Boise School District. Research shows that small class size is one of the top contributors to student achievement; we all know from experience how difficult it can be to learn in an overcrowded space. Fortunately, Boise is being presented with a new bond that won’t raise the tax rate but will enable us to reduce overcrowding, keep classes small, and create the learning spaces our kids need.

Let’s keep our schools the award-winning beacons they are by voting YES for Boise Schools on March 14.

Sincerely,
(Name, City)

Click here to send to the Idaho Statesman

 

Need to Modernize (98 words)

Dear editor,

The Boise School District is known for its award-winning schools; let’s keep it that way. If we expect our teachers and administrators to graduate students who are career and college ready, we owe it to them to ensure that Boise’s schools and classrooms are modern enough to reflect best practices in education and technology. We can honor the fine history and tradition of Boise schools while also positioning them for the future.

I urge Boiseans to invest in and modernize our schools—without raising the tax rate—by voting YES for Boise Schools on March 14.

Sincerely,
(Name, City)

Click here to send to the Idaho Statesman

 

Basic Repairs / Enhanced Safety (93 words)

Dear editor,

While Boise schools are award winning, they are also in need of our support. Many school buildings are aging and require basic repairs and enhanced safety updates. Let’s address these critical facility problems now so they don’t cost us taxpayers more later. The proposed bond will provide improvements for all schools, support major building projects at 22 schools, and ensure our schools are accessible to everyone by complying with ADA requirements—all without raising the tax rate.

I strongly urge all Boiseans to vote YES for Boise Schools on March 14.

Sincerely,
(Name, City)

Click here to send to the Idaho Statesman

 

Vote YES on March 14, 2017 for a $172.5 million bond serving all schools without raising the current tax rate