Letter: Wentworth is a vote for Scarborough's future

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Scarborough’s Wentworth Intermediate School is barely functional, much too small and – most importantly – not safe for students or for staff. To further delay its replacement would be a disservice.

Asbestos, radon and mold are prevalent. Less than half of the building has sprinkler systems. There are 25 ways in and out of Wentworth, which means the facility is not safe or secure.

Interest rates are at historic lows, and construction costs will only go up when the recession recedes.

Rather than settling for the status quo or minimum standards, the current design’s classroom sizes and overall capacity ensure an optimal educational experience and allow for inevitable future growth.

The people using this sick building are our friends, neighbors, and our future – our future community members in every sense. An investment in their health and well-being is an investment in their futures and ours.

Please vote for a new Wentworth.

Katie Fellows