To the editor:
The school board has some very difficult and painful decisions regarding the outlined cuts to public schools in the range of $4 million to $5 million for next year. Everyone wants to keep their neighborhood school, and no one wants change. No one wants to have their taxes increased to pay for this. We cannot have it both ways.
Selfishly, for my family, I would like to delay moving the ninth-graders to high school until it will no longer affect us. Realistically, I know that this is something that will probably have to happen next year. Four million dollars is a difficult number to reach without some drastic changes.
I understand the emotion that goes along with all of this, but I am afraid no one will be happy with the necessary changes. We have to support the school board and make the best of a difficult decision.