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What programs would be cut?
by Brandi Conway


November 11, 2004

The question should be... what education programs would be cut to help with the cost of a new middle school? I don't understand why we need so many schools. It's just way too expensive to build another middle school. Our budget isn't even enough to run the schools we have now.

Our community has seen way too many cuts in educational matters. Too many important programs have been cut. Did you know that our kids hardly get any exercise in school. They are lucky if they get more then an hour of running around time outside. If I am correct, I think it's even less then 45 minutes a day. Doesn't this bother anyone else? We are constantly talking about the obesity problems in our children today, but then we go ahead and cut these type of programs out. They are not gone completely, but they are cut way back.

So before we start asking for a new middle school, let's finish building the one we have now, let's get important programs back in school and let's just keep our spending down for now.

Brandi Conway
Ketchikan, AK - USA



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