Speakers tell school board: 'no more cuts'

Thursday, February 18, 2010
Jessica Tindall made an impassioned plea not to cut athletics and other extracurricular programs.

More than 150 people turned out for last week's school board hearing on possible cuts in district operations, but only half a dozen offered comments.

The turnout pleased school board members, but universally, they were disappointed they did not receive more input from the public.

Of those who did speak, most said they felt any further cuts made by the district would be counterproductive.

School board chairman Jim Alexander opened the hearing into the district's financial crisis by noting that "this is not a time to complain, but to seek input for solutions." He said the board was not likely to make any quick decisions, but would wait, possibly as long as two months, to see what the legislature would do to help solve the educational funding crisis and to see how the cuts already made by the district were working.

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  • Good job Jessica! It's refreshing to see a young person that actually cares enough to get involved. Just when you think the future of our country is looking bleak, along comes an intelligent, well spoken girl like this. I think she is right, sports keeps a lot of kids in school as well as keeping their grades up. Kudos to Jessica Tindall

    -- Posted by Old Vet on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 11:33 AM
  • Way to go Jessica! My point exactly, could not have said it better myself!

    -- Posted by Moanah on Thu, Feb 18, 2010, at 3:35 PM
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