I was part of the first class to graduate from a new Lisbon High School gymnasium in 1952. At that time, it was very adequate for the town events and school activities.

The gymnasium is now in dire need of repair, has an undersized basketball court and is compromised for use as an auditorium.

The high school itself is in a state of deterioration, creating an unhealthy condition for students and teachers. The air quality in the portable classrooms is atrocious.

I wrote about those conditions 12 years ago in a letter to the newspaper. The high school has deteriorated further, and portable classrooms are still in use.

The school committee will have two tours of the facilities, dates to be announced. I would urge citizens to attend one of the tours.

Lisbon High School is facing the real possibility of losing its accreditation.

On April 21, town residents will be asked to vote a referendum to show support for new versus renovation analysis for the high school again.

Rae Lawrence, Lisbon Falls

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