Good public schools, and the ability to receive technical training, will give our community a workforce more qualified than any in the State of Ohio. On November 6, we have a decision to make: are we going to tell our neighbors looking for work that they are on their own, or are we going to invest in them - and in our own future? These men and women are ready and willing to adapt to a changing economy; they need only the job training and skills necessary to be competitive in the twenty-first century workforce. It is for this reason that I ask you to join me in casting your vote for Issue 41.
As our local economy recovers, and Lorain County positions itself as a regional player, it has become critical that our young people get some kind of post-high school education, whether it be college or other advanced technical training.
Issue 41 will allow the Lorain County Joint Vocational School to continue collecting operating revenue – without which vital job-training programs currently offered at the JVS cannot be maintained. Failure of Issue 41 will result in a 19% reduction of the school's current operating revenue, and will require additional cuts to JVS programs and services needed by these individuals and the rest of our community.