This was the reaction of those that worked so hard on the Yes To Crestwood School Committee Tuesday Night when they found out that all the hard work paid off. This group of individuals decided months ago that they wanted to make a difference in their school district and try again to pass a bond. Kathy Meredith-Gurtowsky tried 10 years ago and wasn’t sure if she wanted to try again.
10 years ago I was on a committee to help pass a bond, we tried 3 times and it failed each time. When I was asked to sit on the committee this time, I honestly was not sure if I wanted to go through that again, but I am so glad I did! This
Maybe this is why she was worried about trying this again the numbers posted by State Senator David Knezek on Facebook Wednesday.
I am inordinately happy about the passage of yesterday’s Crestwood School District bond. I’m happier with this vote than the two votes that sent me to the Michigan House of Representatives and the Michigan Senate. Seriously.
Let’s take a look at the numbers of the previous ballot proposals:
Yes – 1,693 – 41%
No – 2,357 – 59%
Yes – 3,982 – 41%
No – 5,745 – 59%
Yes – 1,027 – 28%
No – 2,672 – 72%
Yes – 965 – 26%
No – 2,736 – 74%
Yes – 960 – 26%
No – 2,741 – 74%
Yes – 1,629 – 51%
No – 1,542 – 49%
There hasn’t been a bond passed in the Crestwood School District for 49 years. Not since the first bond to build the schools has the district seen this amount of money to fix the long overdue repairs/upgrades needed I watched this group of people for months work so hard and put together an effort to make sure the children going to the schools in the Crestwood School District were going to get what they deserved. The putting up of signs, town hall meetings (many town hall meetings) at each school in the Crestwood district, mailings, door to door walking. Radio shows, Robocalls, social media posting, video, pictures and the sharing of it all on individual Facebook Pages. All this hard work is what got the voters out on election day.
I hope with the success of this and the win this past November of two new council members people will understand that their vote does count it does make a difference. Maybe some of our elected officials here in Dearborn Heights don’t listen to us when we go to council meetings and have our say there. Maybe they don’t read our emails, they might not go to a Facebook page and read what their residents are saying. One thing they will listen to is our vote when they get voted out of office. Just ask Ned Apigian who was voted out this past November.