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Are education business interests a priority over safeguarding property taxpayers?

To the Editor: Since May of last year interested members of the Wrenshall community, school board and administration have poured their energy, talent and time in the service of something beyond themselves. This referendum coming April 18 wasn't m...

To the Editor:
Since May of last year interested members of the Wrenshall community, school board and administration have poured their energy, talent and time in the service of something beyond themselves. This referendum coming April 18 wasn't meant to cause trepidation among community members. This well thought out plan is meant to help the school's immediate needs and positive growth over the last few years. Think of it as an investment not only for our children but for the entire community. Good public schools are a foothold not only for our students success but also crucial for the sustainability of our small town and for the few businesses that depend on us.
Self-interest aside, please ask yourself: Can you say "no" to enhancing the safety and security of our school? Can you say "no" to offering 21st century learning environments to benefit our students so they can one day compete locally and globally in the work force? Can you say "no" to providing a culture of project-based learning to promote critical thinking and communication skills? Can you say "no" to creating appropriate and safe learning spaces for all our students? Can you tell our students they need to wait because for some it's not the "right time?" Are we not stewards of our school community or does that obligation disappear once your child graduates? Can you say "no" to potential growth of our community as a whole?
We have a community and a school system that cares about our kids and cares about our seniors and everyone else in between. Our school is a hub of social activity and we celebrate special events each year. Our school is an inclusive environment that has an obligation to provide for every student and family that has chosen Wrenshall School. We would also love to see our talented retired community in our schools as volunteers as the opportunity is always there. Now it's our turn, let's pay it forward for kids and our wonderful community.

Michelle Blanchard
School board member, parent, Wrenshall alum

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