To the Editor:
I am writing this letter in support of the Wheeler School Renovation project. I am a recently retired teacher from the Plainville Community Schools. My teaching career spanned 34 years, working at all the Plainville Schools. The last 23 years of my teaching career were at the Frank T. Wheeler Elementary School.
Wheeler School may be the smallest of the three elementary schools in Plainville, but those students deserve the same opportunities as every other Plainville student.
Nothing replaces good, solid instruction, but an updated building will “level the learning field” among schools. Several years ago, Linden Street School was built totally new with updated classrooms and “state of the art” technology. Several years later, Toffolon School was “renovated as new” and, once again, updated classrooms and “state of the art” technology. Now it is Wheeler’s turn to be “renovated as new” with updated classrooms and “state of the art” technology. It is now time for Wheeler School to be brought up to the standards set by Linden Street School and Toffolon School.
I will be voting “Yes” to the Wheeler School Renovation project on June 6.