To the editor:

Recently I completed a tour of Wahconah Regional High School as part of my own learning and to understand why the school leaders are proposing we explore building a new facility. I have been to the school many times but only as far as the auditorium or the gym. As my oldest is in middle school, I have not had the experience of walking through the facility.

Tuesday evening, school leaders provided significant information about the feasibility study cost and process. It was an open discussion and attendees asked great questions. Well done by everyone involved.

My vote was a "yes" prior to the informational session and then turned into a louder "yes" after the building tour. The schools of our community are the heartbeat of our towns. Wahconah Regional High School serves seven towns in the district and together we help prepare our children for very bright futures. Together we represent what our region stands for in the community and quality education for businesses and families planning on setting their roots in this region.

If you are currently a "maybe yes" or a "no" vote, I would suggest that you take a few more minutes of your busy day and attend a tour of the facility and review the public information available. As our school leaders educate our children every day, I am thankful for the education provided to me last evening. We are blessed to have great teachers, school administrators and school committee members in the Central Berkshire Regional School District.

Thank you to Wahconah Regional High School Principal Aaron Robb for the 25-cent tour Tuesday night. I certainly got my money's worth in further understanding and appreciation of the ask by our school leaders.

Joe Diver,