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Neighbors Growing Together | Aug 22, 2014

High school ‘due’ for improvements

By June Lowenberg | Mar 07, 2013

To the editor:

As a realtor I see firsthand the importance of a strong school system when people are relocating to our community. While having new and contemporary schools add to the appeal of a city, it is prudent in our case to retain the value of our existing facilities by keeping them current. Our high school is due, if not overdue, for many improvements. The building is sound but seriously outdated in many regards.

Issuing a $10 million dollar school bond will be added to the April 2 ballot. Important and necessary improvements have been prioritized for Fairfield High School with this and an additional $2.5 million with SAVE funds. The total monies raised will allow heating, ventilation, & AC upgrades, better handicap accessibility, improvements to security, lab classroom, band and choral areas and new improved locker rooms.

The planning process has been very thorough. Our school district can manage this bond while still lowering the tax levy. Community meetings are scheduled to educate voters.

Please visit www.fairfieldsfuture.org for more details about this project and vote yes for our school this April 2.

 

— June Lowenberg, Fairfield

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