April 19, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 92

Bessemer proposal would update schools, buses

To the Editor:

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On May 7, Bessemer voters will go to the polls to determine the direction Bessemer Area Schools will take in the year ahead. A total not to exceed $6.67 million is sought. If passed, the average community property will increase an additional $10 per month.

School buildings are old and need upgrades. Lighting and energy sources are aged. Boilers and buses are quickly approaching the end of usefulness. Security enhancements are strongly encouraged. If updated, both buildings have strong foundations with 35 potential additional years of service to students.

Prices have dramatic...