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Letters to the Editor: Passage of school levy demonstrates value placed on education

Published: March 15, 2017 12:00 AM

Passage of levy demonstrates 'value community places on education'

My wife and I made the decision to move our family to the Cleveland area in January of 2013. We knew nothing about the surrounding communities, and knew that it was important to find a safe community with quality schools for our two young children.

Based on these criteria, we identified Twinsburg as potentially being a good fit for our family. It has been four years since we moved to Twinsburg. We have never regretted doing so.

So far, we are more than pleased with oldest child's education at Wilcox Primary and Bissell Elementary schools. Our youngest child heads to Wilcox next year.

We have spoken to numerous people who have moved to Twinsburg for the quality schools. We have also been seeing property values in Twinsburg rising since we have been here. Simply put, Twinsburg is currently a very good place to live and raise children.

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However, that can quickly change. For example, we identified another community not very far away from Twinsburg that seemed comparably promising. We read a newspaper article from a few years prior that praised the quality of the schools in that community. However, articles that were more recent focused on how voters in the community had been repeatedly rejecting school levies. These failed levies ultimately resulted in devastating cuts to school services and staff.

This significantly diminished our interest in moving to that community. This is only one of many reasons why we are wholeheartedly in support of the upcoming school levy.

Nobody likes tax hikes. However, the passage of this levy is necessary to show prospective residents of Twinsburg the value the community places on education of our children.

It only takes one failed levy to initiate the destruction of institutions that attracted so many young families to Twinsburg in the first place.

Christopher R. Monday, Twinsburg

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