Save Fox Ridge Elementary
At the School Board meeting on January 18th a solution to deal with the decrease in student population and class size was proposed. This solution was to close Fox Ridge Elementary School and use the building for the district's Early Childhood Program. This absolutely shocked the families of all the schools in the district.
In the presentation given, they explain that the district will only save $280,000 per year, which to many doesn’t seem worthy of a change of this magnitude. But, that is not even the worst part. Fox Ridge students will be separated over four other elementary schools in the district. These students will be taken away from their relationships with their friends and teachers. The proposal doesn’t account for the social and emotional consequences this plan will have on their students.
This plan was not created with the intention of what is best for the kids, but instead what will save the district money--even the smallest amount. Teachers don't just teach academics. They teach students how to be people. Teachers build connections with students and their families to help them grow as functioning, empathetic individuals. Fox Ridge is an amazing community of supporting teachers, and now it may be dissolved.
Please sign this petition to prevent the dissolution of Fox Ridge Elementary. The proposal is being voted on at the February meeting, so there is a small window of time when you could make a difference in a child's life.