Save Our Neighborhood Schools

Our Schools Are in Danger of Being Closed.

 Due to a significant shortfall in the Lawrence school district budget, the school board is considering closing neighborhood elementary schools.

We the undersigned support the rich tradition of Lawrence neighborhood schools and oppose their closure. We believe there are alternatives to solving this crisis. This is a temporary budgetary crisis that demands temporary solutions. Closing a school is a permanent action that harms education. It also threatens neighborhoods by reducing property values, causing an exodus of homeowners, and eliminating a community focal point. Studies show smaller neighborhood schools reduce the achievement gap, provide better education and bridge socio-economic differences. Neighborhood schools are sites of educational excellence, and are anchors for their neighborhoods and our historic downtown.

The district serves our entire community. We need to share the burden of this economic crisis.

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www.saveourneighborhoodschools.com

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    John Ralston, United States

    3 years ago Comments: Closing neighborhood schools should never be considered. There are always more wise alternatives. Don't let schools in older, more valuable neighborhoods be the ping-pong ball of developer schemes. It takes a century to build a neighborhood: don't sacrifice a century to short-sighted trends. Get rid of administrators if money falls short: the administrators will find the money.
    Do you currently have children enrolled in Lawrence Public Schools? : No
    Mailing Address: 940 Rhode Island Street
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    SCOTT S, United States

    3 years ago Comments: -
    Do you currently have children enrolled in Lawrence Public Schools? : No
    Mailing Address: redsody@sbcglobal.net
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    Richard Heckler, United States

    5 years ago Comments: -
    Do you currently have children enrolled in Lawrence Public Schools? : No
    Mailing Address: 1217 Prospect Lawrence 66044
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