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home : opinions : letters to the editor   April 15, 2014

3/19/2013 8:45:00 AM
Letters to the editor: Hall voters should take tour, then vote 'yes'

My name is Rick Fusinatto, born and raised in Spring Valley and graduated from Hall High School in 1968.
I just got home from the Hall High School public meeting on March 13 and I couldn’t wait to write this letter. What I saw tonight really opened my eyes of what is really behind the doors of this high school.
After the one hour presentation by the engineers and the question/answer period we got to go on a tour of the school. Outside of going to basketball games and inside to the auditorium for musicals or to a band concert, I have not been inside this school in 45 years. It was not what I expected to see as we went through countless classrooms, the library, the computer room, the boiler room, even the ceiling tiles of renovation from 1986 needed replacement from roof leaks.
You could just feel the difference in room temperature as you went from one floor to another.Computer rooms were overloaded with extension cords and classrooms that had desks right up front of the chalkboards and radiators, these conditions are deplorable. The teachers, students and custodians deserve a medal to go through these conditions nine months every school year. Every person in Spring Valley that wants to vote “no” needs to go on the next tour March 27. If you can’t make it on this date I’m sure the school will accommodate another time before voting time April 9. Trust me, you owe it to yourself and the community to see this school.
I’m also retired now and on a fixed income, I never had the pleasure of having children attend Hall High School, I’ve paid taxes all my life for other children attending grade school and high school, I’ve never reaped the benefits, but there are students out there that I know their parents, or grandparents, and I have no problem of investing in the future of Spring Valley for the next generation and the generations following even after I’m long gone. The people that go on hearsay need to check it out first hand; you will not believe what you see. We owe this to the children, and I will be so proud to see Spring Valley with a beautiful grade school and new Hall High School.
This is our future, citizens of Spring Valley. Be an informed and educated voter. One choice. Hall, Yes!
Rick Fusinatto, Spring Valley
4th Ward Alderman

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