On Nov. 17, you will be asked to allow the Town of Ayer to exempt from the provisions of Proposition 2 1/2, so called, the amounts required to pay its allocatable share of the bond issued by the Ayer-Shirley Regional School District in order to add to and renovate the Ayer-Shirley Regional High School, including payment of all costs incidental or related thereto.

I urge all Ayer voters to say yes to the Ayer-Shirley Regional School District ballot question.

I ask this as a parent who is proud to say my three sons are graduates of Ayer High School classes 1991/92/93 and received a quality education that led to college and beyond in their educational goals and objectives (two police sergeants and one very successful businessman).

I want for all students in our school system to be able to achieve their educational goals and objectives, and I can think of no better way than saying yes to this all important question.