LETTER: Vote yes for the 622 bond referendum

To the Editor:


I’m writing to support the North St. Paul, Maplewood, Oakdale bonding referendum on the ballot for May 14. My husband and I are graduates of Tartan High School. We’ve been residents of the school district for over 40 years. Both my parents were employees of School District 622 spanning careers of over 30 years. 

My three adult children all are graduates of North High. While I have entered into the grandparent phase of life (which is awesome), I know that I represent over 75% of voters in this area that have no children in school. This bonding bill is vitally important as nearly all of the facilities are over 50 years old and need much more than a facelift. As I think of the little ones yet to enter school, I can’t help but feel they deserve a safe and healthy place to get their education, and I also think about how staff deserve a healthy and safe place to work. 

Please join me in voting yes on May 14 for the 622 bonding referendum. 


Mary (Zick) Flipp

North St. Paul


To the Editor:


I am writing about the upcoming bonding vote on May 14. I’m a parent of two 622 graduates and while I’m proud of the accomplishments of my daughters, I’m even more thrilled with my new role as a grandparent. While I thought I was done investing in public education, I find that even as an empty nester, nearing retirement, I realize that we must continue to invest in our public education system and the facilities that support our children. Strong schools make for strong communities.

While there are many aspects of the bonding proposal, I find one topic more important to me than the others, and that is the updated safety measures. The student and school staff deserve safe and secure buildings. This can only accomplished by passing this bond referendum. This vote is a small amount for homeowners and a big win for the community and schools. 

Please join me in voting yes on May 14 for the 622 bonding referendum. 


Thierry Auge


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