Editor's note: A version of this letter published last week contained an editing mistake. It is being reprinted here in its corrected version. The staff regrets the error.
two children to adulthood, I do not understand some people's objections to our new high school and improvements to our other buildings. I value your child, your neighbor's child, your grandchild, and the value of our homes above and beyond all my personal needs. Although one of my children, who has Autism Spectrum Disorder, may never be part of a productive society, my neighbor's child can be, and a high school education may be the only education that child will receive.
It distresses me how bold so many are in their objections to this bond issue. Bond issue opponents have said that the new high school would be better built in almost any location other than the Route 14 site, that teachers don't deserve a new building and that the traffic on Route 14 is bad and will only become worse with a school there.
Are those fair judgements?
Not having a double entrance door at the high school and security cameras everywhere places our students at greater risk than the road the new building would be built on. Are trailers with classrooms outside the building safe?
Fifty years ago, Streetsboro was having the same fight over draining a lake to build the current high school. The "Yes" voters had the foresight to build a building, maybe not on the most perfect piece of land, but they knew it had to be done. Now, many of the same students who attended that very building plan to vote "Against" the plan, which would benefit future generations.
Even if I had no children, I would never vote against others' children and grandchildren's right to have the best learning environment possible. Life is full of hard choices and sacrifices. I am willing to make the hard choice and vote for my neighbor's children.
Carol J. Fruscella,