To the Editor:
When we researched moving to the Gogebic Range, one of the first things we did was look at the schools. Bessemer stood out because of the high-quality teachers, excellent educational opportunities and the outstanding community support. This led us to settling in Bessemer and placing our four children in the school district.
We see the schools as the community “home” for our children. It is the hub of activities from academics to athletics to community events. With that in mind, our “community home” has some needs that must be addressed. The needs are no different than what we would do with our own home.
The heating/ventilation system, windows and lighting are old and inefficient. We have no security system in either building that hold our communities’ most valuable assets, our children. Technological changes are needed to bring our buildings into the 21st century so our kids can learn and be prepared for the modern world and work places they will encounter.
Bessemer has a strong tradition of being a community that supports its schools and now it is time for the next generation to step up. Bessemer is the area’s school of choice with nearly 100 students from area communities seeking the quality education in our Bessemer Area School District.
Please join us in voting “yes” for the Bessemer bond referendum on May 6 to ensure a vibrant future for our children, our school and our community.
Jerry and Angie Mazurek