On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Independence Economic Development Council, I encourage your readers who reside within the Fort Osage School District to vote yes on the $7.8 million bond issue, which will be before district patrons on April 5.

Tom Lesnak is president of the Independence Economic Development Council.


To the editor:

On behalf of the Board of Directors of the Independence Economic Development Council, I encourage your readers who reside within the Fort Osage School District to vote yes on the $7.8 million bond issue, which will be before district patrons on April 5.

One of the best investments we can make in supporting economic development is assuring that we have the best education opportunities available to our residents and their children. Just as books and pencils are an important part of education, so is having facilities that are conducive to learning, and this bond issue will be a huge step in improving the district’s physical infrastructure with the replacement of roofs, HVAC systems and updated classrooms.

Please support the educational enhancement of our future workforce by voting yes on April 5 for the Fort Osage School District bond issue.