On June 11 the towns of Freeport, Pownal and Durham, all members of Regional School Unit 5, will vote on a referendum to make substantial improvements to Freeport High School.

FHS is over 50 years old. The systems are outdated, security requirements are inadequate, and the building is overcrowded. Overcrowding limits the class offerings because of a lack of classroom space. The athletic fields are being overused and frequently are unavailable due to poor drainage. Independent projections show enrollments increasing by at least 10 percent over the next five years.

When my kids were part of the Freeport system, many people without children in the system stood by the schools and supported them with their tax dollars. Now I consider it my turn to do the same for another generation of families and I am glad to do that. Please join me in voting for progress for our school community by voting yes on June 11

Fred Palmer