Nikki Belshe Sipes
Nikki Belshe Sipes

This should be mandatory

Dan Pyle
Dan Pyle
  • Nikki Belshe Sipes

I'm proud to be apart of this petition

David Craig
David Craig

I am all for building safer and stronger schools. But before you sign this petition, make sure you understand what it means. Don't just sign and expect the government to suddenly come up with millions of dollars to put safe rooms or shelters in every school. It will come down county by county, district by district through bond issues. Which means every community or every district that votes in a bond issue to do this will most likely have to raise local taxes. The money is not there....

I am all for building safer and stronger schools. But before you sign this petition, make sure you understand what it means. Don't just sign and expect the government to suddenly come up with millions of dollars to put safe rooms or shelters in every school. It will come down county by county, district by district through bond issues. Which means every community or every district that votes in a bond issue to do this will most likely have to raise local taxes. The money is not there. Oklahoma's government has consistently proven that they are not willing to spend more money on schools. Support you schools. Our state enrollment has risen 33,000 in the last five or so years, yet the state legislature has cut our school budget over 375 million in that time. So schools are literally having to do more with less. This isn't something that can be magically fixed. It's going to take people like you guys who are willing to sign the petition to see it through, vote for bond issues.

David Craig
David Craig
  • David Craig

And consider the fact that our state is spending 61 million to re-do the plumbing in the capitol building.

Jennie Starn
Jennie Starn
  • David Craig

I believe that you would be singing a far different tune had you been in their shoes!!!!! Those kids and teachers should ALWAYS have a safe place!!!!!

Kelly Smalts
Kelly Smalts

I absolutely agree and have felt since the 1999 tornado that we needed more shelters. Mustang turned down the proposal several times for a community underground shelter! I never understood that! The only way to survive that kind of wind is underground!! If Washington can keep building underground facilities for themselves and their families, why isn't there any tax money for the rest of us? Seems that the "servants" of our governmet have become the "masters". That is typical when you pretend...

I absolutely agree and have felt since the 1999 tornado that we needed more shelters. Mustang turned down the proposal several times for a community underground shelter! I never understood that! The only way to survive that kind of wind is underground!! If Washington can keep building underground facilities for themselves and their families, why isn't there any tax money for the rest of us? Seems that the "servants" of our governmet have become the "masters". That is typical when you pretend to be a servant, but have more money and advantages than those who can't afford to campaign! Money is power and there will be a lot of pocket stuffing in government over the whole tornado tagedy, but sadly nothing will probably change unless it's demanded!!

Michelle Manley
Michelle Manley
  • Kelly Smalts

I support the petition as one who was forced to put students in hallways.

Barbara Brandin-Martin
Barbara Brandin-Martin
  • Kelly Smalts

absolutely, ALL schools need shelters

Jamie Kovacs-burks
Jamie Kovacs-burks

if each over paid politican gove some cash we could get this done

Ward Richey
Ward Richey

I have a sister that lives in Moore but she's okay thank God !!!!

Zane Hatch
Zane Hatch
  • Ward Richey

Yes, THANK GOD!!!

Ray Sipes
Ray Sipes
  • Ward Richey

Thanks for your support.

Terry Jones
Terry Jones

I think all schools in tornado alley not just Okla. need safe rooms.

Britanny Rocha
Britanny Rocha
  • Terry Jones

Many thoughts and prayers to Oklahoma City and all of Oklahoma from Texas. God be with you and give you an over abundance of comfort and peace. Please Lord wrap your arms around family and friends of those so tragically taken. May God bless and keep you. Amen.

Ronald G. Battaglia Sr
Ronald G. Battaglia Sr

What price do we put on children? Spend some money in the right place

Jeri Nate
Jeri Nate

I disagree with underground shelters because of water concerns. Surviving the storm only to drown would be such a waste.

Ruth Ann Hodges Carpenter
Ruth Ann Hodges Carpenter
  • Jeri Nate

They CAN be built to Prevent That.

Travis Griffey
Travis Griffey
  • Jeri Nate

They didn't drowned they died due to mechanical asphyxiation or being crushed to death reports were wrong on drownding

Tammy J. Rose
Tammy J. Rose

I can't believe this is even an issue... this should already be a law! Our children need a safe shelter in times of bad weather. If you have a heart, you will sign this petition. How can anyone not???

Susan Mcqueen Placke
Susan Mcqueen Placke

i think every school,church, etc. that has people in and out every day needs a shelter

Cindy M Holladay
Cindy M Holladay
  • Susan Mcqueen Placke

I firmly agree with Susan...it has to be done!

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