Dr. David and Berna Lester
As citizens of Muskogee, parents of four Muskogee Public School graduates and grandparents of 14, we value all aspects of education. Muskogee has the opportunity to make a great investment in the future of our children and grandchildren, as well as the city of Muskogee by passing the bond on Oct. 8.
We realize it will raise our property taxes; however, it is a small price to pay for the return on that investment. Our current millage is 20 and will be raised to 32, which increase taxes on a $100,000 residence approximately $9.94 per month. Our millage of 20 is well below all other 6A school districts in the state. Every school in our district will see improvements, and it will all be accomplished by 2023. We don’t have to wait to start seeing results.
Muskogee has put this on the back burner too long and it is time for a change. Vote YES for the future of our students Oct. 8.