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Minerva teachers encourage budget work session attendance

Dear News Enterprise:

The Minerva Central School community has a long-standing tradition of coming together for our students’ success. As parents, you have supported your students and their teachers as we work together to meet the new national learning standards. You have encouraged quality work by attending open house and parent-teacher conferences. You’ve hugged a kindergarten graduate who will one day be a senior. As spectators, you have traveled many miles to cheer on successful athletic teams through every sports season. As family members, you have filled the seats at your student’s first band concert and applauded at the end of a fantastic high school musical. You have enjoyed catching up with your neighbors at countless holiday dinners served by enterprising fundraising classes. You’ve worked out in the fitness room, played adult basketball, and walked the school hallways when it’s too cold outside. You’ve volunteered for PTSO events, weeded the school garden, weathered loud school dances, painted faces before the Halloween parade, and made countless trays of brownies. You are students, parents, grandparents, community members … family.

As teachers, we take pride in the fact that Minerva Central School is “small and special.” We understand that this couldn’t be true if the school and community didn’t work together. We find ourselves constantly reminding our students that “knowledge is power,” and that is especially true for all of us to remember during this school budget season. Please join in the discussion about what this community would like to see for the future of our school. Our students deserve the best, most focused effort from all of us as the board of education works to construct a budget made up of the programs and services that make Minerva unique.

Please attend the next budget workshop on Wednesday, March 27 at 6 p.m. in the MCS library.

Sincerely,

The Minerva Central School Teachers’ Association

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