By Jackie Williams
December 08, 2005
I would like to share with you and the rest of the Sitnews' readers a letter I recently wrote. Perhaps some of you feel as I do and would be encouraged to send a message of your own.
Dear Governor Murkowski,
Please help us get our middle school students into their school building. Our local politicians and the contractor will not stop the "pissing match" about Schoenbar Middle School. The Ketchikan Daily News reported this week the delay to allow students to attend the school has been set back until fall of 2006.
Personally I feel there is nowhere else to turn, the students are not even a consideration at this point. The school is going on 2 years overdue to open. Frankly I don't understand why the mold that is at issue can't be contained until summer so the students can get into the building after the holiday break. For crying out loud someone has to help the kids, families, and community. Our pleas have fallen on deaf ears, don't let this be the case with your office. DELEGATE: empower those that can, to help us.
The middle school students are in the flux of puberty as it is and the added lack of attention and consideration is overwhelming. The kids of our community are getting the message loud and clear money and politics is more important than they are! It's OK for our adolescents to settle for lower standards, because lower educational standards or being heaped upon them and they will live up or DOWN to the expectations placed on them.
This is my second letter to your office, this plea is on behalf of my seventh grader, all the middle school students; each and everyone of them an Alaskan Citizen and Alaska's future.
Note: Jackie Williams is the mother of a "Schoenbon" seventh grader. She's a citizen of Ketchikan, Alaska, active voter, and a resident in Alaska for 16years.
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