To the citizens of the Canal Winchester school district, I urge you to support our vibrant community by voting yes for our school levy.

To the editor:

To the citizens of the Canal Winchester school district, I urge you to support our vibrant community by voting yes for our school levy.

The impact of the school levy has a direct effect on every person living in the district, whether you have school age children or not. Our schools are vital to a thriving community. Property values are declining across the country, but areas with schools tied to strong community support have fared very well in this economy.

The passage of this levy is critical to retaining important instructional classes that provide a well-rounded education to our children. We have excellent teachers in the district who honestly care about their students. It is imperative to keep the class size at a manageable level to maximize the learning potential of our children.

We have to do everything possible to provide an excellent education to our children. Well-educated children will achieve in college and in career employment, and they will become productive adults. They will want to stay in Canal Winchester and raise their new families as long as it remains a vital and productive community.

Finally, this is an emergency levy, and the cost per household will decrease. This levy will keep the school district operating at current levels for the next three years. I urge you to vote yes for our schools and our community.

Audra DiOrio

Canal Winchester