To the Editor:

My husband and I were married in 1947; two of our four children were born in Pennsylvania.

We lived in one community, while the schools were located in another township. Our church and shopping were in another township, and my husband's job was in yet another township.

We relocated to Connecticut to get out of this non-productive situation for our children.

We believe Roxbury and Bridgewater should provide several beginning years of education at local schools for school children, because we believe it's important to children's development.

I hope each town always has a school board member who has children, and understands this need.

When we moved to Roxbury in 1961, seventh- and eighth-graders in Roxbury were together, and students were accepted into Ivy League colleges.

Barbara P. Hunicke