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Letter: Consider more than money in Faith closure

What is the price of a community school? According to the information we have been receiving, the price is based on dollars. The school board seems to stop at that point and close their eyes to the more important issues.

Estimates to repair Faith School seem exorbitant and ludicrous — $415,000 for paving alone. You could potentially pave our whole little town with that amount of money. If volunteers arrived at those numbers, perhaps we need professional estimates.

Still, the price of a community school cannot be measured solely in dollars. Faith school has long been the hub of our community. Parental and community involvement is paramount to the success our school has seen in teaching children to “think out of the box.” Our civic organizations support the school with dollars as well as time. There is a strong sense of family here.

I believe research and commonsense show that all children thrive in an atmosphere of acceptance, discipline and high expectations. This is the backbone of Faith school and the community that supports it.

Please consider the impact the closure proposal has on both Faith and Koontz elementary schools.

— Daisy Bost

Faith

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