|To the Editor: G. Rapids resident doubts any tax increase levy would pass in Otsego|
|Written by Julie Fitch|
|Wednesday, 03 February 2010 09:40|
I am a proponent of the centralized campus for Otsego. This does not make me right, nor does it make me wrong. You may be in favor of the individual villages retaining their elementary schools. This does not make you right, nor does it make you wrong. When a group uses scare tactics, inaccurate statistics and name-calling as a method to sway others to their point of view, it doesn't do much to strengthen that position. I further believe that the elementary issue is not really what is holding our district back - I am willing to bet that any levy requesting a tax increase placed before the voters of the Otsego district would be defeated.
So what is the board to do? Their task is to consider varied viewpoints, look at facts, and make the best decisions possible to enable the entire district to continue to change, grow, and move into the 21st century and beyond.
If they cease to do this, instead of "Educational Excellence for the Twenty-First Century", perhaps our new motto should be "Otsego - Good Enough for Who It's For!"
Rural Grand Rapids
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