To the Editor:
We are a group of Bowling Green parents, young professionals and local business owners who are urging voters and community leaders to put forward and support a November ballot initiative to build a new high school.
Our children need a modern, safe and secure learning environment that provides the resources and technology necessary for success.
Our current high school is outdated and overcapacity. This reality creates overcrowded classrooms and limits opportunities for students. A new building will alleviate these issues and provide a state-of-the-art learning environment that better prepares children to compete for the jobs of tomorrow. Many nearby communities have recently invested in new schools, and Bowling Green has the opportunity to join them.
In addition to the educational benefits, a new high school will have a significant impact on our city’s economic development. A modern, well-equipped high school is a key factor in attracting families and businesses to the area, and our investment will lead to an increase in job opportunities and an overall boost in the local economy.
This type of community action is critical to protect our property values, support local businesses and maintain funding for our police, firefighters, streets and sidewalks.
A modern, well-equipped high school will bring lasting benefits for our children, our local businesses, and our community as a whole. Our public schools enhance the overall quality of life for everyone who calls Bowling Green home. They serve as a hub for activities and events, strengthen our sense of community, and have the potential to attract young families and new businesses to our city. This is a necessary investment that our community cannot afford to put off any longer.
For these and many other reasons, we urge voters and community leaders to put forward and support a November levy to build a new high school. The future of our children and our community depends on it, and we can’t afford to wait any longer. If you agree, please visit www.bgffs.com to add your name to our list of supporters.
Will Airhart, Crim parent
Jeff Dennis, Bowling Green council
Joe Higgins, Kenwood parent
Trevor Jesse, board of public utilities
Andy Newlove, Newlove Realty Inc.
Rachel Phipps, Bowling Green council
Ryan Phipps, Phipps Levin Hebeka & Assoc.
Amy Simmons, Hub Group Inc.
Nathaniel E. Spitler, Spitler Huffman, LLP
Christina Spitler, Wonderland of Learning School Age Center