LETTER: Keep kids competitive

As a parent of 3 children in Sandusky schools, I am asking for your vote for he permanent improvement levy. This takes the place of
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

As a parent of 3 children in Sandusky schools, I am asking for your vote for he permanent improvement levy. This takes the place of the 2 mill levy passed in 1985. That levy has provided $600,000 a year for the last 24 years, but because of HB 920, it was not allowed to grow with inflation.

Textbooks cost the district $200,000 a year. My 5th grade son is the sixth student to use his science text that was published in 2002. The school buses are used for 12 years, seven years longer than most of us keep our cars. The district replaces three buses a year at the cost of $70,000 per bus. Computers and technology in the classroom are a must-have. Our children aren't asking for personal laptops; however, they deserve the opportunity to stay on the competitve edge.

The levy on this November's ballot is the same that passed last year, placed on the ballot a year too early and the results can not be carried over. Please do not allow another person's error to defeat this year's levy. This levy will bring $1.2 million to our schools each year, and will not have to be voted on every five years.

Stephanie King

Sandusky