Letter: Westfield Chamber of Commerce supports referendum for schools



The mission of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce is to promote and advocate for a positive business environment in the Westfield community. One way to attract new and retain successful businesses is to provide a high quality of life, and we believe that a great school system is the foundation of this. The Westfield Washington Schools have been a major supporter of a positive business environment in that many employers look to relocate to a place where the children of their employees have the greatest chance to succeed.

A great school system consists of smaller class sizes, teachers and administrators who feel supported and opportunities for students to be educated without cutting corners. Despite being ranked in the bottom 10 out of 380 school districts in Indiana in per-pupil support, Westfield is in the top three percent of ISTEP success and currently has the highest graduation rate in Hamilton County at 98.2 percent.

The referendum will help fund salaries and programs, keeping our schools as a top performer and keeping our community a prime destination for business. Therefore, the Board of Directors of the Westfield Chamber of Commerce believes it is important to invest in quality and vote “yes” to the continuation of the proposed referendum.

Tom Dooley, chairman of the board of directors Westfield Chamber of Commerce


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