To the Editor:
I am writing in regard to the bond issue for the Troy City School District. As a parent and former educator, nothing is more important than giving the students the best opportunity available.
In order for our children to be successful later in life, it is essential to have the best tools to build a strong foundation. Schools are as good as their teachers, administrators and community. Therefore, in order to be most effective, they must have the necessary basics to start, and then any additional tools to help them be even better.
School facilities need to meet modern standards for safety and must be able to support technological advancements. The elementary school facilities that exist in the Troy district are dated and, despite upgrades and adaptations, they are quickly becoming unsuitable for use. In addition, the high school is in need of air conditioning and electrical upgrades.
The need is now and the time is short. State funding is for a limited time only. The available land may not be there in the future. The cost of that land or anywhere else will obviously get more expensive. There is no way of getting around this. Our present buildings will continue to get worse.
I support the bond issue to build two new elementary building complexes and the high school upgrades that meet the modern building requirements that will support future technology and demands for education.
— Steve Nolan
Former Troy High School head of guidance and head football coach