The Dalles High School Alumni Association strongly supports the school bond levy. And here’s why:

In the recent past, three Northwest communities, each facing different challenges, asked hundreds of constituents to envision what it would take to create a stronger and more stable future. They extensively interviewed and surveyed local business owners and leaders, hospitals, financial institutions, transportation, schools, manufacturing, civic organizations and local governments and asked them : What can we do to create a strong economic future for our community?

Even in these very different cities, Everett WA (1983), Beaverton (2001), and Hermiston (2005), the top solutions were remarkably similar: Strongly fund K-12 education.

• Businesses of all types need employees with computer literacy, reading comprehension, writing, culinary, vocational and STEM skills.

• Businesses make decisions about locating or expanding into a city based on the quality of the education system.

• A school district’s graduates become part of the fabric of a city when they become the next generation to join and lead local civic organizations, churches, governments, businesses and non-profits.

Each city, situation and study was slightly different, but the objective of each was to identify root causes for future community success. And in each case, the quality of the schools was the fundamental building block.

The Alumni Association believes that the same applies in The Dalles, and we unanimously support the District 21 school bond levy.

The mission of The Dalles High School Alumni Association is to support the academic needs of students. Visit us, join and register at

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