To the editor:
On April 6 we have an opportunity, as a community, to make a major positive difference in the Mehlville School District by voting yes on Proposition S.
If passed, Prop S would fund security entrances at every school; improved accessibility for individuals with disabilities; heating, cooling and ventilation upgrades; restroom renovations and additions; parking lot improvements; roof replacements and other projects.
Prop S would generate $35 million to complete these projects without raising the current tax rate. Voter approval would allow the district to transfer 12 cents of the existing tax rate to address facility needs at all schools within Mehlville School District at no additional cost to the taxpayer.
Mehlville is on the brink of being a school district of distinction.
In addition, the current board and administration have spent funds wisely from Proposition R, passed over five years ago.
Most importantly, this measure will help keep our schools safer from bad actors. Please vote “yes” for success.
Daniel S. Fowler
Editor’s note: Daniel S. Fowler served nine years on the Mehlville Board of Education.