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Board needs public input

December 4, 2012
The Leader Herald

On Wednesday, there will be a public information forum regarding future placement for Edinburg School students in grades seven through 12.

Northville, Mayfield, Broadalbin and Galway school districts have submitted proposals to Edinburg's school board. The board has the power to decide which school district to choose. Edinburg taxpayers do not have the right to vote on these proposals, which affect their children's education. They have to rely on and trust the school board's choice for a school district.

A school board's duty is to work closely with the community to ensure their actions reflect the community's concerns. Parents want to know if the children will receive a better education that is now being provided by Northville. Taxpayers want to know, will additional costs for travel to distant school districts (bus, drivers, etc.) increase the school taxes now paid? How much will travel time increase for our children? Will our children's class sizes increase? Will a change of schools have an effect on after-school activities? All these concerns affect parents and taxpayers. That is why it is important for the community to be involved in the selection of the school district for future placement of Edinburg Common School's children.

As teachers, parents and taxpayers, take a moment to discuss this issue with family, friends and neighbors. Be sure to attend the public forum on Wednesday at 7 p.m. at the Edinburg Common School. Your input and thoughts are important and should be brought to the attention of the school board.

ANGELA BROWNELL

Edinburg

 
 

 

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