Teachers union backs new school

To the editor:

The Amherst Teachers Association is proud to endorse Issue 21 on the Nov. 8 ballot. Passing Issue 21 benefits our Amherst students, staff, parents, and our amazing community. We are a strong and unified school district with the same end goal: to educate our youth in a cost-effective environment that is conducive to enhance successful student learning.

We have a great opportunity to maintain low property taxes while providing a high quality education. We would have the ability to construct a brand new elementary school at no additional monthly cost to taxpayers. The state of Ohio will be funding 45 percent of the plan and saving the district $500,000 annually in operating money.

It is an honor to be an employee of the Amherst Exempted Village School District. It is a joy and a blessing to be able to work with, and educate in, such an outstanding and financially responsible community.

Please vote yes on Issue 21. We are grateful for the support continuing the excellence in education!

Sincerely, Amanda Sears

Amherst Teachers Association