As a longtime resident and realtor in Aurora, I am asking residents to support the Aurora schools permanent improvement renewal levy -- Issue 3 -- on the May 6 ballot.

It's a well-known fact our property values and the quality of our schools are directly connected. Since this levy is a renewal, it will not increase your taxes.

We all know it is very important to maintain our physical buildings. Not only does this levy support our physical infrastructure, repairs and maintenance, but two-thirds of the money is used to pay off the bonds for the construction of Leighton School.

Passage of Issue 3 is extremely important. Again, there's no increase in taxes. We maintain great facilities and can ensure the pride of Aurora -- our schools -- is maintained.

Sherry Gloor, Aurora