April 24, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 96

Bond approval would enhance kids' education

To the Editor:

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On May 7, the Bessemer Area School District is asking the taxpayers to approve a $6.67 million bond for structural repairs, including roofs, windows, wiring, technological upgrades, furnace replacement and repair and a security system for both schools.

Unfortunately, for the past few years, funding from the state of Michigan has been drastically reduced. However, schools are still expected to provide above par education while maintaining the needs and repairs of their districts.

Because of this decreased funding, the Bessemer district has not been able to set aside money fo...