Levy ensures quality education

To the Editor:

My family moved to Piqua so our son could attend Piqua City Schools. In our professional lives, my wife and i have lived in Georgia, South Carolina, New York, and Ohio. When we first moved to Ohio, we lived in another city, but we bought our home in Piqua so our child could attend the best schools we had seen

Our son’s excellent education began in kindergarten at Nicklin Learning Center and has continued through High Street/Washington, and the beautiful new Piqua Central Intermediate School. He is now at Piqua Junior High. From K-8, we have been pleased with the attention, care, preparations, and skills of our son’s teachers, coaches, band directors, principals, nurses, librarians, and other staff at each school.

I will vote for the operating levy on Nov. 7. The 5.4-mill levy will maintain the district’s current funding and add no additional taxes. The people of Piqua supported the levy in 2003, 2008 and 2013. Please join me and vote for the levy again. All funds from this levy stay in our district, and Piqua City Schools needs our support to maintain the excellent education our children receive.

My family is grateful to live in a community that values public education and pleased that Piqua residents continue to provide financially for quality education. Casting a ballot is an essential American freedom and I encourage each citizen to exercise the right to vote on each ballot that comes before us.

I look forward to celebrating another successful school renewal levy campaign so that each child in Piqua will have the opportunity for the best quality education in this and future generations.

— Joe Hinds