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Indian Creek levy small price to pay

February 26, 2012
The Herald-Star

To the editor:


That's how much the passage of the Indian Creek Local School District's levy would cost the owner of a $100,000 home per month. A trip to a restaurant for dinner and drinks for two would cost three or four times that amount on average. That means that by skipping just one dinner out this month, my wife and I would have saved enough to fund up to four months of our share of this levy. That is definitely a very small price to pay.

Having graduated from Indian Creek High School 11 years ago, I can tell you that the building was in bad shape even then. I was a student when the implementation of trailers was brought in to accommodate the growing student population and the loss of the Buchanan building to the elementary when the other elementary building on Fernwood Road became unsafe.

A school needs to keep up to date by implementing new technologies, adjusting methods of teaching and purchasing new textbooks. It also needs to provide a safe and spacious environment for our children to learn and grow. The passage of Issue 6 would accomplish all of these things and much more.

Being a homeowner, I worry about the same monetary issues as everyone else. However, I worry more about the quality of our area children's education. I worry that they are attending a building (or trailer) that is not conducive to learning. I also worry about what not having a thriving school in my district could do to my property value more than what voting "yes" could do to my property taxes.

It is short-sighted and selfish to tell our community, our school district, and (most important) our children that we are not willing to support such a worthy issue.

Voters within the Indian Creek Local School District will hopefully have the decency and foresight to vote "yes" on Issue 6.

Ralph Parissi Jr.


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