Millikin: It's time to do the right thing

As a current eighth grade student in Mosdos Ohr Hatorah girls school, I strongly urge the CH-UH school board to sell Millikin to Mosdos Ohr HaTorah.

There are many reasons why I think this will be beneficial to the student body of the school as well as for all the residents living in our community.

Millikin has been a desolate and barren place since 2006. It’s disheartening to drive by and see such a beautiful school so deserted and neglected.

As for the residents living in our community, it will increase property values. They will have a great school that their children can walk to. This will enhance the community and make Cleveland Heights a desirable place for
many families to to move to from around the country.

Besides the Mosdos boys division being in great need of a larger school, the Mosdos girls division, on South Taylor Road, recently had to rent the former liquor store in Severance Plaza to rehearse for their school play due to a lack of space at their school.

This is totally unacceptable with Millikin sitting empty just a few blocks away!

The school board should do the best possible thing and sell Millikin to this renowned private school so that once again the whole neighborhood can hear the sounds of children laughing, playing and learning.

This is an obvious win-win situation for the school district, the residents of the community and, most importantly, the students.

Devorah Y. Cohen

Devorah Y. Cohen
Cleveland Heights

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