What a privilege it is to own property in the Rim country. I feel truly blessed and proud to be able to have the all-inclusive responsibilities, including the taxes that go with it.
My husband and I have a unique viewpoint of having had one 21-year-old go completely through the Payson school district, and now putting a 9-year-old boy and an 8-year-old girl through the same schools.
The difference in school programs is already startling. I cannot imagine taking another step backwards. It was difficult enough to keep our oldest interested in school with physical education, library, music and small classes. My husband and I were the beneficiaries of the same when we attended the Payson schools. Why would anyone even consider a school without these fundamental programs?
I know several of the teachers, personally, and it actually pains me to think of losing these bright and caring people, and I think that they have already suffered cruel and unusual punishment having their jobs cut. My youngest daughter has asthma; I can tell you I am more than a little apprehensive about not having a nurse at all schools.
It really does take a village to raise a productive human being who is an asset to the society. Please remember to vote yes on the override May 18.
Dawn Brunson, Payson