When people buy a home, the quality of schools in the surrounding area is a factor that carries significant influence.
We’ve always known that good schools attract families with school-age children. In fact, a 2013 survey of nearly 1,000 prospective home buyers conducted by realtor.com® showed that 91 percent said that the quality of neighborhood schools were critical to their search.
Since quality schools impact home value, there are several questions that every home owner in District 1 must consider:
- Does District 1 having the highest number of “F” rated schools in the county affect our home values?
- Does school quality in District 1 affect the overall quality of life in our community?
- Has the value of homes in the attendance boundary of Carol City Middle, which has earned 5 consecutive “F” grades, been negatively affected?
- Has the value of homes in the areas of other schools that have received “F” ratings such as North Dade, Golden Glades, Dr. Frederica Wilson/Skyway, Parkview, and Dr. Robert Ingram also been negatively affected?
Good schools provide stability for a community and increased property values for everyone who lives nearby.
Since being appointed in 2008, District 1 has had the same School Board member.
During this time, the quality of schools in District 1 has declined. In fact, nearly 90% of the schools in District 1 are rated C, D, or F and there are only two “A” rated schools.
As this is election is about schools and the education of our children, I ask that you please punch #87 and cast your vote for the only educator on the November 8 District 1 School Board ballot and elect, Dr. Steve Gallon III as your next School Board Member.
Your vote will enable us to turn the tide on the number of failing schools, the declining value of our homes, and help improve the overall quality of life for all residents in District 1.
I and the nearly 30,000 students in District 1 thank you for casting your vote to improve their futures.