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Coventry teacher responds to ‘open the floodgates’ stance

4/18/2013 - South Side Leader
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By Letter to the Editor

To the editor:

Once again, Mr. [James] Howe is trying to encourage the Coventry voters to defeat a levy that would ensure safer and adequate learning facilities [“Writer insists open enrollment costs district,” April 12, 2013]. 

To be honest, Coventry Local School District’s problem is not open enrollment. It is the retired voters that don’t want to pay taxes and don’t want to invest in their community.

Mr. Howe argues that a new high school would “open the floodgates” and encourage more people to come to Coventry. What is wrong with that? Coventry teachers provide a good education and our school has been rated Excellent With Distinction.

The parents of all Coventry students need to report to the polls on May 7. Our time is now to save this district and provide the basic amenities that our kids deserve. Don’t be “bullied” by our older community members that want to see this fail. They have no vested interest in our schools.

Support Coventry and vote yes on Issue No. 5.

Kimberly Milinkovich, Springfield (Coventry High School English teacher)

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