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Letter: Investing in your local schools is a wise decision

Editor:

On Nov. 6, voters in the Lakewood Local School District will be asked to approve a bond issue for a new pre-K through five elementary school and much-needed building improvements at the middle and high schools.

The issue, collected at an estimated 5.10 mills, would cost homeowners about $178 per $100,000 of home value annually over 28 years, generating $39.8 million.

The new elementary school would replace the more than 100-year-old Hebron Elementary School, which houses students in grades kindergarten through second, and the Jackson Intermediate building for pre-K students and third- through fifth-graders. Hebron Elementary does not have air conditioning, and both buildings lack the technology and infrastructure to support a 21st century learning environment.

Monies from the bond issue also will provide funds for a new roof and insulation for the high school and several upgrades at the middle school, including a new roof, air conditioning, new ceilings and a sprinkler system.

Investing in your local schools is a wise decision, one that delivers a strong community.

Richard Lewis, Chief Executive Officer

Ohio School Boards Association

Columbus

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