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Support a new Elementary at Ed Clapp - Neighborhood School Planning Done Right

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Our city leaders came together Wednesday, November 6th, and shared a preliminary plan with the community to build a much needed Elementary School next to the Carlson Library using a very modest section of the Ed Clapp Park. This plan was supported and presented by a unified team representing the Fargo Parks, Fargo City Planning, and Fargo School District. The plan was strongly endorsed by the Ed Clapp Family and most importantly by the parents of the children in the affected neighborhood who now find themselves being bussed to a temporary kindergarten center 2 miles away. 

 As the School District pointed out during the meeting, this block of our community has been repeatedly overlooked and shouldn't be. Very clear data shows that over 150 students are living in apartments right next to Ed Clapp park and over 300+ students are within walking distance of the proposed school. 

 Right now these young elementary kids are being bussed to a temporary facility. This urgent action was taken in response to the rapid growth and unexpected over enrollment at Kennedy Elementary which left no room for these kids anywhere else in the district. 

By signing this petition you are showing your support for 100's of children of the Fargo School district who need a better educational environment. You are also showing your support for our community leaders who have worked hard to build a consensus for this plan and leveraged vision 2030 to have less sprawl, more infilling, better use of land and public resources, fiscal responsibility, and a stronger community. Sign this and tell the City you are in support of continuing on this path and coming up with a comprehensive plan to get our elementary kids back into a school. A neighborhood school. Please sign this petition and tell the City of Fargo that this is the right thing for our children and the right thing for our community.


Michael Jablon and members of the Bluemont Lakes and Kennedy Elementary.


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