To the Editor:
An opportunity awaits the voters of ISD 482. We can’t let it pass us by. Please go to the polls on May 10 and vote “yes” for both questions on the ballot. Both questions are equally important to the success of our students and the vitality of our community.
Question number two addresses the need for additional gym space at the high school. Last year, this space was called a “field house” which caused concern for some as they were thinking we’d be building something that a professional sports team could practice in. This wasn’t, and still isn’t, the case. It’s a matter of needing additional gym facilities. It’s a gymnasium. It’s much like we have now, only larger and more flexible in its use.
Make no mistake, this sorely needed space is to be used first and foremost by the district for school related activities. There are more activities today needing large amounts of space than ever. What a great problem to have. However, Community Education and all the communities within the district will be able to use it for recreation and events as well. This additional space creates a true win-win situation.
— Denise Dempsey, Little Falls