To the editor:
My heart goes out to all the children at Pleasant Hill Elementary School and their families.
The 2,000-plus wonderful people of the Edison Local School District have voted down a levy that would have kept an excellent elementary school open.
Since I started substitute teaching, I have always said that Pleasant Hill is the warmest and most inviting school I have been in. The teachers show every day, and in a million ways, how much they care for their students - the principal cares so much about his school - and the students thrive there. It is an amazing place - and now it will close.
I'm not being nostalgic - it's not because this is where I went to school, it's because during the past three years I have come to see that Pleasant Hill is a very special place with a very special group of people.
Edison Local lost something Tuesday it can never replace.