J Cummings

Implement The Butler Residents for Quality Schools Proposal

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The Butler Area School Board is considering closing and consolidating six to seven of our local neighborhood elementary schools, and moving grades 4-6 or grades 5-6 to the current Butler Junior High School in numbers of 1000-1500 students.

We believe this will negatively impact our children, our families, and our community. Extensive educational research shows that small neighborhood schools are safer and offer more beneficial learning environments for children in their elementary years.

We are asking the Butler Area School District Board of Directors to consider a cost-effective alternative that would preserve the traditional K-6 grade configuration, albeit in fewer neighborhood schools. This alternative would involve closing the Junior High School, closing up to three neighborhood elementary schools, but retaining the current K-6 grade configuration in those elementary schools remaining open.

Details of our proposal can be found at the Butler Residents for Quality Schools site (www.butlerk6.com).

If you agree with our proposal, please sign this petition!

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