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Reinstating Music Program at Sheldon Elementary

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The Sheldon school board has decided to cut the choral/music program at Sheldon Elementary starting in the fall of 2011.  They have decided to keep Mrs. Reeves (the current choral teacher) employed as a substitute teacher.  She would keep her current hours, salary and benefits.  This means the only music that would be offered to any of our children would be band for the older children.  The younger children would not get any music at school.

We, the undersigned, residents/taxpayers/parents of Sheldon, Vermont are concerned citizens who urge our leaders to act now to have the Choral/Music program reinstated at Sheldon Elementary School, without interruption for the fall of 2011.  Since Mrs. Reeves will not be retiring and will keep her hours at the school acting as a substitute teacher, making the same pay and receiving the same benefits as she would while teaching our children music, she should remain in the position of choral/music teacher.  This is the best benefit to our children.  To do otherwise would be a disservice to our children and the community.


Sheldon Community


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