Letter to the Editor: Millikin, The Vacant Anchor of Our Neighborhood
A letter to the editor from Cleveland Heights resident Akiva Feinstein
It has been six years and the future of Millikin School in Cleveland Heights remains unsettled. The local Jewish community and Mosdos Schools have approached the Ch-UH School Board but have received no real response, just a stubborn insistence that the property is worth an amount that is not even in the realm of reality. Mosdos is not looking for a handout, just an open process.
Millikin School was made from the outset to be a school set deeply into a neighborhood. A good school in our community will guarantee a strong neighborhood for generations to come, and is the most proven way to keep people there.
This current situation is an opportunity for the CH-UH School Board to show that their duty and interest is in helping every child, whether a public or a private school student. They owe it to the taxpayers to offer a return on their investment. Converting a school into a business, whether successful or not, is a disloyalty to people who gave their money to educate our children, and not for the School Board to dabble in investments.