May 11, 2013 | Vol. 94, No. 111

Children deserve lasting school solutions

To the Editor:

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My response to the defeat of the Bessemer Area Schools referendum on Tuesday, May 7, was a mix of relief and concern.

I am concerned because our schools have deficiencies that desperately need to be addressed. The heating, ventilation and other infrastructural issues affect the health and well being of our children daily. The technological inadequacies are unconscionable in today’s data environment and leave our children at a disadvantage. Finally, in the wake of Newtown, Conn., and other tragedies, the lack of security makes me very nervous for the safety of my children....