At 11 o'clock on the 11th day of the 11th month in 1918, the guns fell silent, marking the end of the Great War in Europe. The day is remembered as Armistice Day as proclaimed by President Wilson in 1919.
As a proud Dysart Unified School District parent, local business owner and former governing board member, I support the need for strong schools that continue providing a quality education for the children of our community.
As a family with many generations living in and around Old Surprise and attend Dysart Unified School District schools. I appreciate that all of the kids in our family are learning, growing and becoming successful adults as a result of their education in Dysart schools.
Here at the Dysart Community Center, we understand that a child’s education is critical to their personal enrichment and success. Adequate funding is paramount for a school district to deliver the best education possible to that child.
Given this pandemic, which has adversely impacted all of our lives, it’s important that we keep our eyes on things that are important — one of which is providing our children an excellent educational system that produces high-quality, student graduates which helps them be successful in this ever-changing world.
We are retired. Our kids are grown. So, you might say we don’t have a dog in this fight [for the Dysart Unified School District override], but we most certainly do, and so do our friends and neighbors who chose to live in one of the greatest communities in the country.
The business growth we have been fortunate to see in our community works in tandem with having excellent schools. Dysart schools play a significant role in attracting and retaining businesses, providing job opportunities and protecting our property values by providing an excellent quality of education.
The Dysart Unified School District has done a remarkable job for our kids thanks to community support. I was proud to chair the successful 2015 override, yet our schools today remain seriously underfunded as we face tremendous growth in our community.
I am a reader of the Surprise Independent and was displeased by the Wednesday, Sept. 30 issue Opinions section. Your paper pledges (or should pledge) to be unbiased and fair and balanced in reporting on particular issues and viewpoints.
We recognize the key role that quality schools play in attracting businesses and economic opportunities to our area. We need good schools to train the quality, competitive workforce for companies to hire to support our area’s long-term success.
With three daughters who are products of Dysart schools, I am proud to support the Dysart override. I have seen firsthand what a quality education Dysart provides and as each one graduates and moves on to higher education opportunities, I know I made the right choice by choosing Dysart.
As a mayor in the northwest Valley and former chair of the Maricopa Association of Governments Regional Council, I’m a strong advocate for regional cooperation — particularly when it comes to attracting jobs, improving infrastructure and maintaining our quality of life. There is no doubt that education plays an important part in our ability to grow and thrive as a region.
I have been and will always be on the side of the children as they are our future. As a council member, we are constantly striving to bring good paying jobs to El Mirage so it is essential that we produce a well-educated work force to fill those positions.
There is a light at the end of this tunnel. 2020 has been the most challenging year of our lives (at least most of us anyway). It is my hope that this finds everyone well and getting back to some sense of normalcy.
The mission of the Surprise Fire Fighters Association is to protect life and property, while providing the highest level of emergency services to the citizens, visitors, and businesses in our community.
This month marks the 100th year of women having the right to vote. My grandmother marched in support of this right. My mother was born in 1929. By then women had earned the right to vote and to own property in their own name.
I couldn’t help but be disappointed by Mortimer Snerd’s published opinion in the Aug. 12 paper. He wants DUSD to “do less with more” and suggests cutting arts, sports and cultural programs as the way to keep property taxes low.
I am honored to represent Surprise, and I want to reiterate my commitment to serving you. I am confident that we have a united and talented team of staff and leadership in place to continue to move this city forward.
I read with interest Scott Phillips’ Guest Commentary in this week’s edition regarding progress in City Center development efforts. Interestingly, he points to “nearly $100 million of capital investment in the City Center over a 36 month period.”
In January 2020, we were all enjoying momentum. The Greater Phoenix region in particular had strong economic growth in jobs, home values, wages, and many other metrics, and new opportunities seemed to abound, especially in the West Valley.
It’s your money. Just in case you have not been keeping up with the events within the Secretary of State, the Recorder’s Office, the county supervisors and the Attorney General’s office, let me briefly review what has happened:
I saw something the other day that brought back a memory of a very sad episode of how our Surprise City Council voted 4-3 to reprimand Mayor Sharon Wolcott for endorsing a candidate for City Council back in 2016.
It has been my distinct honor and privilege to become a colleague and friend of Jack Hastings over the past four years. We both started teaching at Valley Vista High School in Surprise at the same time.
My name is Greg Norberg, and I’m asking for your vote to be your Councilman for District 3. I’m very involved in the city and attend council meetings regularly, which is what has driven me to meet you at your door to ask for your signature and your vote.
I am running for a seat on the Dysart Unified School District governing board in this upcoming election. I became involved in the district toward the end of last year during their bond/override election.
Small businesses are the backbone of the Arizona economy and employ over one million Arizonans. These hard-working Arizonans often put everything they have into building their businesses from scratch …
As the world and our community face ongoing concerns about the spread and impact of COVID-19, I want to assure you that the City of Surprise is working diligently to protect the health and safety of our community.