Letter to the Editor: WSCC professor, LASD resident offers support for bond.

April 24, 2019

Letter to the Editor: WSCC professor, LASD resident offers support for bond.

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Dear Editor:

For over 20 years, I’ve been fortunate to teach at West Shore Community College where I’ve worked with students from throughout the entire college district. It’s very rewarding to see those former students years later after they have launched their careers and started a family.

Although my daughters have both graduated from Ludington Area Schools, and my family theoretically would not benefit from an investment in the school system, I will be voting yes on the bond proposal for the Ludington Area Schools on May 7. I will do so because the foundation of a successful community is a healthy school system.

The district has worked to preserve the schools over the years, but the average age of the buildings is 64 years, and continued maintenance costs are only rising. It is time to invest in a new building for our elementary students and a major remodel for those enrolled in our middle school and high school complex.

The proposal represents a great deal of money, but for a home with a market value of $100,000, the estimated cost per year would only be $85.50 or $7.13 per month. Additionally, if the proposal passes, the amount levied by the Ludington Area Schools would still remain lower than the rate levied by many other local districts. Please join me by supporting our students, and investing in the success of our community, by voting yes on May 7.

Mike Nagle

Hamlin Township Resident

Editor’s Note: Mike Nagle is a member of the Ludington Area School District Board of Education.

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