We, my sister and I, alumni of Bristol High School, took a tour of Bristol School, led by the Bristol school levy committee, and are urging the residents of Bristol and Farmington to vote "for" the school levy on Nov. 5.
Having lived in Bristol all my life, yes, I am a senior citizen. I never thought I would say "the old school building needs to come down" but it does.
We are losing students in Bristol to other school districts in Trumbull County not because of wanting a better education but because of wanting a better classroom - one with controlled heating and air circulation, better restrooms; ones that you can fit in and have privacy, better hallways and stairways which are large enough to avoid overcrowding - just to name a few of the problems.
We would urge everyone to just go to the school and ask to see the furnace room and maintenance room. They are both a health hazard to the maintenance crew and the old section of the school.
The committee is having another tour Thursday from 4:30 p.m. 7:30 p.m. Residents should go and see why we need to bring our high school students into the 21st century in a new building to replace the old sections which were started in 1918.
The ''yes'' votes are greatly needed to keep a school in Bristol Township. Without a school, our town would be nothing.
More information is available on the following web site: www.bristol.K12.oh.us/
Darlene Shumaker Fiest