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Jul 31st, 2017
11:28 AM
about 1 year ago

“The whole purpose of education is to
turn mirrors into windows.”

Sydney J. Harris, American Journalist

          The quote for this month’s message represents the difference between inward thinking and outward thought.  When one is staring only at a mirror, there is but one focus:  the person in the mirror.  When one looks through a window there is an entirely different view.

          This month is back to school time for area students of all ages and opportunities will be created which could change lives or change the world.  I am an advocate of lifelong learning.  I am also a proponent of career and technical training in addition to a traditional four year degree after high school.

          A skilled and trained workforce will enable Jasper to continue the productivity which is the envy of the rest of Indiana.  Our products and services will remain desired and praised around the world because of the commitment to quality taught in our schools and at our workplaces.

          This school year I ask you to do two things:

1)  Observe for school children and school buses and
     never pass a school bus with the stop sign displayed.

2)  No matter what your age, learn one new skill or task
     before Christmas.

Let’s open some doors!

Mayor Seitz