In support of school bond | Letter

We understand that the proposed school bond includes funds for significant upgrades to the science teaching facilities at the Lopez School. As retired research scientists and educators, we have decades of experience with well- and poorly-prepared students in classroom, laboratory and field situations. What a student brings with her or him to a university or work situation greatly determines what they can accomplish and whether or not they succeed. The science teaching facilities at the Lopez School are in critical need of improvement.  These upgrades will provide Lopez students with a better opportunity to succeed in a college learning environment and in a competitive job market that requires a strong technological background. We strongly encourage Lopez voters to vote yes on the school bond initiative and give Lopez students the background necessary to succeed in later education and life.

Judy L. Meyer, Ph.D.

Gene S. Helfman, Ph.D.

Lopez Island