Mill­age rate in­crease will help our schools

The Palm Beach Post - - OPINION: THE DEBATE STARTS HERE - LET­TERS@PB­POST.COM

Vi­o­lence can erupt any­where at any time — the re­cent gun vi­o­lence in­ci­dent at a Palm Beach Cen­tral High foot­ball game is ev­i­dence of that. As con­cerned par­ents, we should want the Palm Beach County School Dis­trict to be well-pre­pared, welle­quipped, well-or­ga­nized and well-trained to han­dle th­ese events.

Our school dis­trict needs funds to keep our chil­dren safe; we need to be will­ing to put our money where our mouth is. If we de­mand in­creased pro­tec­tion for our chil­dren, then we should be will­ing to pay more money in taxes.

In­creas­ing the mill­age rate will fund ex­tra se­cu­rity, pro­vide much-needed men­tal health ser­vices at area schools and raise salaries for vet­eran teach­ers.

It’s a no-brainer. I’m for the ref­er­en­dum, and all car­ing com­mu­nity mem­bers should be, too.

CHARMAIN POSTEL,

BOCA RA­TON

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