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Letters to the editor – Thursday (8-27-15)

Give new lunch schedule a chance

From a student’s perspective, I feel like the lunch situation at East Rowan is really being blown out of proportion. The hate and unnecessary comments are quite frankly appalling and coming from a very uneducated stance.

In today’s society the current teenage generation doesn’t learn and retain information the same way past generations have. We thrive off of change and innovative ways of communication and learning. The current administration at East Rowan is only trying to HELP the students by changing the customary routine. The idea in theory is inventive and meant to make us students more productive than ever before.

A rough first day, or week even, at school is inevitable, but time heals everything.

I’ve been a exceptionally active member of student council for four years now at East Rowan High School, and I’ve never been given the opportunity to share my voice the way I have the past two years with Mrs. Erdie. The accusations that our senior privileges have been revoked are untrue, and have never run on the first day of school. Yet, they were back again in the schedule Tuesday.

Today senior executives were called in to meet with our administration as well as Child Nutrition to brainstorm ideas of how to fix the problem, and many changes are coming our way. Multiple schools are already on this system, it’s just a matter of tweaking it to make it work for our circumstances.

I have nothing but admiration and confidence in our current administration team and plan for the oncoming year. Change is scary at first, but change is good. I only ask that you keep an open mind these next few days and weeks, because we’re in the midst of revolutionizing our school system and schedule into something that will be a model for our state.

— Sarah York

Rockwell

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