To the Editor,

Floyd Bates is a key member of the WISD school board. He has played an active role in improving overcrowding, raising the quality of education and increasing the safety of those who work and attend school in the district. We need to re-elect Floyd Bates.

His experience is more important than ever as Waxahachie continues in a phase of exponential growth and the school system races to keep up with demand. Vital decisions are being made every day by Board members that drastically affect our community and most importantly – the education and safety of our children and grandchildren. It is important to reelect Floyd as he has the experience, business insight and financial acumen to help successfully steer the School Board as they lay groundwork for the future of WISD.

Floyd is straightforward, honest, and has genuine concern for the future of our children. He is a loving son, husband, father, grandfather, brother and reliable friend. He is also a successful business owner with deep roots in this community. Re-elect Floyd Bates to WISD School Board because the Board needs to continue to benefit from his ability to cultivate innovation, drive vision and serve as an advocate for all of us – the people who pay taxes in this district and who entrust our children to the decisions they make.

David and Christy Teeter,