Schools Make Our Community Great
By JOHN M. DERBY
Times Founding Publisher
October 11, 2018
With all the turmoil in our community today,
there is something which overrides all other issues. Atwater
has an excellent school system, one of the best in California
and it is being run by very dedicated teachers and school
As our community has continued to grow,
it is running out of classroom space and it now needs a
new elementary school to keep up with this growth. Voters
will be asked to approve a $20 million bond measure for
the construction of that school.
The Measure is listed on the ballot as
Measure E and we encourage all local registered voters to
approve the measure.
We know, first hand, about Atwater schools
as both our children were a products of the Atwater education
system and have succeeded in life because of it.
The growth of the Atwater community is
dependent on having adequate educational resources. All
other costs of living in California have gone up. We have
requests for voter approval of roads, police and fire protection,
and of city services, so it should come as no surprise that
educational resources deserve equal attention if we want
our children to grow up on a par with other children of
This is why we find it is so important
for voters to approve Measure E.
The Atwater Elementary School District
is limited to “informing the community” regarding
the need for a new school. Otherwise we could run full page
ads in the newspaper demanding that our readers support
As it is, we want to express our personal
support for Measure E on your ballot and ask you to support
our local school district. Support our kids as they are
the future of our community.