Sept. 21: Letters to the editor

Help students succeed in the future: Support RSF Connect

We are fortunate to live in an area that boasts some of the best schools in the state. Thanks to the RSF School District (RSFSD), the Education Foundation and our community’s generous support, our R. Roger Rowe School teachers have the resources they need to prepare our children for high school and college. It is in that spirit that we support the RSF Connect 1-Gigabit internet project.

As parents, we are excited at the possibilities that high-speed internet could bring to students and families in our community. RSFSD is dedicated to preparing our students for the 21st century, particularly in science, math and engineering. Unfortunately, we’ve heard teachers and parents say that our students aren’t getting the full benefit of their education because many homes simply lack the reliable internet access our students need to complete their homework assignments. Just this week at back to school night, our son’s teacher suggested all students download their assignments before leaving school to alleviate any problems with home internet connections.

We pride ourselves on our school scores and ranking, but our school won’t be able to provide the kinds of hands-on training in computer programming, robotics, math and science that our kids will need without reliable internet access at home. RSF Connect will help our children get the very best out of their education.

We support RSF Connect because we believe it will help our students succeed in the future. However, the project will not move forward without the approval of families in the Ranch. I hope you will join us in support of RSF Connect.

Andy and Phan Kaffka

Rancho Santa Fe