Six years ago, my family moved from Fairfield, Conn., to Carmel. When you have young children everything about a move revolves around them, especially where the best schools are located. It was only a matter of seconds for us to realize there was no question where we would be living: Carmel, Ind., was our new city.
Since the first day we moved into Carmel and walked into West Clay Elementary, we knew we had made the right decision and not once have we looked back. Chris Mautner, the secretary at WCE, was the first person we met and she immediately took my daughters by the hand, walked them to their classrooms and told us everything was going to be great. And she was right.
The replacement referendum vote is going to be May 2. This referendum is not about adding more to our schools, it is about keeping our schools at the high standards we currently enjoy. We need to keep every single staff member and extra programs. They are part of why our schools are so great. Through my time on school PTOs and just recently on the Exploration Committee, I have met so many wonderful people associated with the schools. They all bring so many ideas, traditions, experience and love with them every day they come to work. It is a hard job to educate our kids, but these men and women have chosen this field, and they are invaluable.
I implore all of your to get out on Tuesday, May 2, to vote for the referendum. We all win if this passes. And it is no coincidence that Niche once again voted Carmel as the best place to live. Why do they keep voting this way? Schools!
Lauren Price, Carmel