One of two statewide issues facing voters Nov. 5 is whether to approve an increase in income taxes to help fund K - 12 schools. Most education groups support Amendment 66, which would raise nearly $1 billion a year.
Sister Janice Thome at a local Garden City school. Thome teaches several classes, including a teen parenting class at the Garden City alternative high school.
Sister Janice Thome’s office is a 2003 brown Ford Focus with a backseat piled high with paperwork and a prayer book. Thome puts 125,000 miles a year on this car, picking up boxes from the food pantry, finding a mattress for a newcomer, delivering a sick soul to a doctor’s appointment.