I am a taxpayer in the Southern Tioga School District. I agree with Superintendent Keith Yarger in deciding that the district has to close a school to balance the budget by 2015. I cannot agree with the decision that Liberty High School be closed. LHS has all the advantages to keep it open: consistently high PSSA scores; high academic standards; excellent music program; excellent teachers; excellent student behavior; structurally sound building; sensible floor plan; plenty of green space; on site parking; and a great support staff. Did I mention location away from heavy traffic and other safety issues?