Letter: Vote "no" on Act 46
Over the years, the state and the legislators have said what a good job we've been doing with our finances at SVSU and on consolidating our departments. They even went so far as to say that they are using our SVSU as a model for the rest of the state. The state and legislators need to do their job and not pawn their obligations onto the school boards. They need to be accountable and responsible to taxpayers. As an example, there is a potential that Shaftsbury school could be closed after a few years and here's why: if they take our sixth-graders out of our school and look to reconfigure the numbers of other grades, potentially, we could lose enough students that they could close down our school. In closing we already meet 85 percent of the Act 46 mandate now. Once we go this route and Act 46 in voted in there will be no turning back. As long a long time board member, I have seen it all or so I thought. Vote no on Act 46.
Francis E. Kinney
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