The Wahkiakum County Eagle - Established as The Skamokawa Eagle in 1891

Senator supports school bond proposal


January 16, 2020

To The Eagle:

I feel fortunate that I was able to attend Wahkiakum High School just a few years after it was built. The building looked shiny and new, the teachers were great, our teams exceled, and it was a fun place to learn. This has not changed except the building is no longer shiny and new. It is nearly a 60 year old building that shows its age. Most of its basic infrastructure (electric, plumbing, HVAC and safety equipment) are well past their intended life of service. And it does not meet what our students need to be successful today. If our kids are going to compete for jobs in the world today they need a facility where they can have a good chemistry and computer lab so they can compete for those STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) jobs and feel safe in the building.

I have toured the building and seen how the building has aged. The building is like many of us, our bones are still good but we are weathered and tired. The community has always been proud supporters of its school. I am asking that you step forward and once again support the school by voting yes on the upcoming bond levy. Let’s make sure that current and future generations have an education commensurate to the times.

Go Mules, from a proud Wahkiakum graduate,

Dean Takko

State Senator 19th Dist.


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