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Proud to be a Wildcat

To the Times of Ti:

Inspirational may best describe the May 28 meeting of the Schroon Lake school board on the proposed sports merger plan. The school board and school superintendent provided to the public all the information that had been ascertained up until the time of the meeting and most of all they listened to the community’s concerns. Community members who spoke did an excellent job of articulating their concerns why the district is not ready to enter into a merger. Even more important all those present in the auditorium showed a high degree of respect and civility in spite of peaked emotions.

It has become clear to most that due to decreasing enrollment creative solutions must be found in order to maintain a sports program for our students and the public should be appreciative of the school board for being pro-active on this issue. However when questions exceed the answers and unknowns exceed the knowns, there is little doubt that the school board did the correct thing by not supporting the merger at this time.

Hopefully a committee of community members, school personnel and students will be created with the goal of formulating a long term strategic program based on what is best for the students of Schroon Lake Central.

All in all it certainly makes one proud to be a Wildcat!

Roger Friedman

Schroon Lake Class of 1968

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