Letter to the editor | Buildings are beyond repair

April 16, 2014 

Things wear out. The family car, well maintained and repeatedly repaired, eventually reached a point where further repairs are not a wise decision.

The expense of a new car is never welcomed, but accepted as a necessary investment.

Reliable transportation is in the best interest of the family and its future.

The same can be said of the State College Area High School buildings.

Although well maintained and repeatedly repaired, the buildings have reached a point at which further repairs and costly maintenance are not a wise decision.

The buildings were old when our children graduated, and are older still as our grandchildren prepare to do so.

The school board has carefully gathered information about the needs of the community, considered many possible models and chosen a mid-range replacement.

We are retired, on a fixed income, and do not welcome increased taxes; however, we accept them as necessary for the future well-being and vitality of our community.

We urge others to do the same, because things wear out.

Paul and Janet Blankenhorn, State College

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