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Children deserve best education, says reader

10/25/2012 - West Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

By now, we all know that a “sure thing” is pretty hard to come by in life. Yet, the residents of the Woodridge School District currently have an opportunity for a “sure thing” before them. Without question, the stakes are high; the education and future for the children of our community. Whether or not you have a child attending the Woodridge Schools, we all bear a responsibility to better our community.

We have a fundamental duty to insure that the children in our district receive the best education possible. They are counting on us as the adults to step up so they may have the same tools and chance that we had when we went through school. Will you step up?

I know, times are tough, the economy is flat, gas prices are high, etc. We have all had to tighten our belts and be more selective with our dollars. For its part, the school board has cut $2.1 million dollars, with an additional $1.8 million in cuts slated if the levy fails. Make no mistake; these additional cuts will negatively affect the quality of education for our children. I am choosing to invest in our children.

I personally know some educators and administrators in this district. They value our children’s education, and have a tremendous desire to give our kids the tools they need to succeed. Their continued commitment to every child is amazing and never wavers.

My personal endorsement on any issue is not easily granted. However, I did not need to be asked to voice my support for the children of this great community.

To every voter, property owner and parent in the Woodridge School District, I ask that you not waver on Nov. 6 and join me and my family in voting yes on Issue No. 71.

Timothy Gorbach, Cuyahoga Falls, chairman, Summit County Board of Elections

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