Reader says rejecting school bond would send bad message to military
To the Editor:
When the proposed KISD bond issue comes before taxpayers, they should remember the impact Fort Hood has in Killeen. Business and individual livelihoods depend totally on the economic behemoth that arrived here in 1942.
While Killeen has worked hard to provide services and support to military members who reside on post and in our neighborhoods, our commitments to soldiers’ welfare must continue to help prove our city is worthy of the continued presence of the post.
Fort Hood soldiers are fighting all over the world, risking their lives and testing their families’ resolve while they deploy over and over to areas of danger, confusion, and hardship.
While they must worry constantly about family circumstances at home, they have never had to worry about their children’s education. KISD has always provided quality educators and facilities because our military benefactor deserves it, and has earned it, not to mention millions of Impact Aid dollars it contributes.
Voters must approve the bonds. Not only are they necessary, but disapproval would be a signal to the military that soldiers are not nearly as important in Killeen as a few dollars in its pockets.