Falls resident asking others to support Woodridge school levy
To the editor:
Every resident, especially the parents of school-age children, should support the Aug. 7 [Special Election] Woodridge Local Schools emergency operating levy, Issue No. 5.
As a responsible resident of the district, I have read and analyzed all of the information about the district’s financial and academic status and am convinced that a “Yes” vote is the correct thing to do.
I have a difficult time understanding why hundreds of district voters, including many parents of Woodridge students, did not vote in the November 2011 and March 2012 levy campaigns. It is their absolute responsibility to understand the issues and vote — whether their child attends Woodridge Schools or not. At stake here is the ability to provide an exceptional academic opportunity to all registered students and also a sound educational system for prospective homebuyers in our district. Numerous written articles support the position that a healthy, vibrant school system is one of the main attractions for potential homebuyers. Conversely, a weak, financially troubled system is an absolute turnoff.
I challenge all district residents, especially parents of students in Woodridge Schools, to become informed by investigating and understanding all of the information made available by the levy committee and administration. If necessary, ask questions, because there are countless resources available. Once a person has done this, I am convinced that they will vote “Yes” Aug. 7. They also will realize that the current school board, superintendent and administration have demonstrated they are fiscally responsible and totally capable to lead the district to financial stability. To do so, they need support and understanding from district residents.
John Flasco, Cuyahoga Falls
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