First of all, Mr. Bailey is correct, our aging LHS is 53 years old and, according to Baltimore County Public Schools, that is just seven years from the end of the building's life. We also agree with Mr. Bailey that students can receive a great education if they put their minds to it, especially with the high quality teachers we have at Lansdowne. However, the students and the teachers are not the problem. We also agree that the schools are the center of the community. However, that is where our agreement with Mr. Bailey's letter ends. It is because the schools are so very important for the community that we should be concentrating on replacing an obsolete, unhealthy and unsafe building that will be at the end of its life before or during the proposed renovations costing more than $50 million.