To the editor:
Before any more decisions are finalized by our school board, I implore the entire community to read and analyze the data in the literature cited by the elementary school task force. The data does not support the plans to build schools for a population of 500-600 students. The task force’s own reports include observations that do not support such a plan, for example, the level of noise at Sunflower, which has over 400 students.
These conflicts must be addressed. (And aren’t we always telling our students to use their critical thinking skills?) The threatening tone used by Mr. Doll, promising the community that consolidation will occur even if voters refuse to pass the bond, only further detracts from an honest conversation. A conversation is what should be occurring, one that is free of rhetoric and threats.