Opinion

Murrayville delegation once again ignored

Editor: I am outraged. After listening respectfully to the school board business for hours on Tuesday, our delegation of elementary students was yet again thrown out with the dirty bath water.

We were ready to pour out our hearts, desperate to keep the thriving school of Murrayville Elementary open.  We were waiting with trepidation for the board’s decision, which could cause the ringing of a final bell for our historic school at the end of this school year.

Why was the Murrayville determination even on the same agenda as such a volatile decision as the H.D. Stafford middle school reconfiguration?  We deserve at least the respect of being able to hear what the trustees have to say.  How can we be treated this way?

I don’t even know what to tell my own children, let alone the rest of the families from Murrayville Elementary, who have appointed me to represent the fight to keep our successful, thriving school as it is — open and operating, in the business of improving the minds of our young.

I told my children that one must always be quiet and respectful at this type of important meeting, but all they have come away with is — if you are quiet and respectful, you are ignored.

Flora Balducci,

Murrayville Elementary PAC president 

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