As an alumnus of Ravenna High School, I am urging you to vote "Yes" on Issue 2 on May 6.
My family and I had the distinct honor to attend and graduate from Ravenna High School. Ravenna High School prepared my wife, two children, and I for college. My wife and I are college graduates with professional careers. Our two children are on pace to obtain their college degrees as well.
Issue 2 will create a 4.9- mill levy ($1.5 million) for the Ravenna School District. This will allow the school district to update security in its buildings, update technology infrastructure, put new roofs on two of our elementary schools, improve electrical and plumbing in many of our buildings, and increase the college credit offerings at our high schools, to name just a few things.
This will also increase your property value. Realtors say strong schools are often the determining factor in the purchase of a home in a particular area, so passing this levy will only help your property values.
Remember, someone paid for our education. Now it is time for us to return the favor.
Hank T. Gibson, Ravenna