Avon Lake Schools is­sue would con­tinue ex­cel­lence

The Morning Journal (Lorain, OH) - - OPINION -

To my fel­low Avon Lake com­mu­nity mem­bers,

I am writ­ing this let­ter with strong sup­port for Is­sue 4 on the Avon Lake City bal­lot for Nov. 6, 2018.

This is­sue is for a sub­sti­tute levy com­bin­ing three ex­ist­ing levies to con­tinue the ex­cel­lent ser­vices pro­vided by the Avon Lake City Schools. The three emer­gency levies have been brought to the bal­lot over the last 15 years.

This would NOT in­crease taxes for ex­ist­ing home­own­ers. How­ever, with­out the sup­port the dis­trict would lose mil­lions of dol­lars needed to main­tain our Ex­cel­lent school sys­tem!

By com­bin­ing the three ex­ist­ing levies our school dis­trict can have a sta­ble lo­cal tax in­come, which will al­low the dis­trict to main­tain cur­rent staff, pro­vide buses to the stu­dents, in­tro­duce up to date tech­nol­ogy and sus­tain rig­or­ous cur­ricu­lum for the stu­dents.

I have worked over the last six years along­side the teach­ers, ad­min­is­tra­tion and other par­ents in the PTA. I am proud of our col­lab­o­ra­tion which has al­lowed us to pro­vide great things for our schools, like a new play­ground, state-of-theart tech­nol­ogy and ex­tra sup­plies the school needed.

My hus­band and I have been very im­pressed by all of the ser­vices pro­vided by the Avon Lake City schools.

Our three chil­dren have flour­ished aca­dem­i­cally, as well as so­cially while at­tend­ing Eastview El­e­men­tary.

As a trained ed­u­ca­tor my­self I have wit­nessed teach­ers us­ing best prac­tices to meet the needs of our chil­dren and their var­ied aca­demic needs. In ad­di­tion, the Leaps pro­gram at Red­wood, where one of our sons at­tended as a pre-schooler, was a great be­gin­ning school ex­pe­ri­ence.

Our sixth-grader at Troy con­tin­ues to learn to be a great stu­dent, is chal­lenged to think in­de­pen­dently, and is learn­ing to not just master in­for­ma­tion but think crit­i­cally. The Avon Lake City Schools have pro­vided sup­port, en­cour­age­ment, chal­lenges and a path to­ward suc­cess!

We sup­port Avon Lake City Schools and Is­sue 4 will con­tinue the ex­cel­lence we ex­pe­ri­ence to­day and for the fu­ture!

Alyssa Soloff

Avon Lake

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