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Neighbors Growing Together | Jul 31, 2014

‘Time is right’ to renovate high school

By H. Roy Lamansky | Mar 28, 2013

To the editor:

After many years of study and discussion about what is the best solution of how to bring

Fairfield Community High School up to the standard it deserves, I feel the time is right.

Our superintendent, school board and progressive community group has put together an excellent renovation plan that will solve many of the problems that exist today.

I want to congratulate all of you involved in this much needed plan.

I was involved in the school reorganization in 1957-1962, representing Pleasant Plain. Lockridge and Libertyville and several other districts were also considering merging at the time. That was a lot of work. Pleasant Plain had a big meeting at the courthouse. I spoke in favor of merging with Fairfield Community School District. At the next school election in 1959 I was elected by a write-in vote by the Pleasant Plain voters to the Pleasant Plain School Board to work toward this merger. After the merger I was elected to the Fairfield School Board and served from 1961-1980. This made us the 22nd largest district in the state with approximately 3,600-plus students in 1964.

I have spent more years than my age working in education boards, serving on many consecutively. I feel this is the time to move forward with this plan.

 

— H. Roy Lamansky, Fairfield

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