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Stop the Rezoning of Southbury Subdivision

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We, the residents of Southbury Community, petition the Boundary Advisory Committee of School District 308 and the School District 308 Board of Education, to keep the current boundaries for Southbury subdivision intact.

When Oswego CUSD 308 held its first Boundary Advisory Committee meeting on September 6th the public forum was not well represented by Southbury subdivision residents. Why would it be? The majority of us felt that the redistricting of school lines would not impact our neighborhood. After all, we are located smack in the middle of Southbury Elementary, Traughber Junior High, and Oswego High School. Moving our children from these buildings seemed so far reaching and insane that our families didn't feel the need to establish a voice on the board or attend the initial public meetings. Recent boundary proposals have shifted our outlook on this situation, and the reality is we are in serious jeopardy of being sent to Plank Middle School and Oswego East High School.

While we have a great deal of respect for those schools, we simply can't stand idle and allow these changes to occur without gathering together as one uniformed voice. Oswego East is not our community. Plank is not our community. The Southbury subdivision has been, and will always be tied to the traditions of Oswego High School. OHS and Traughber are OUR schools, they are in our backyards and we take pride in that fact. The time to stand together is now!

This petition has been created to establish a community call to action. A voice that Southbury subdivision opposes boundary changes at both the high school and junior high level. We ask that you share it, sign it, and spread the word against such changes. The Boundary Advisory Committee must understand our frustration against redistricting, they must be shown data at a high percentage that we oppose Southbury subdivision changes. This is the first step of many that we are taking together. We demand attention, and will mobilize our community under a common stance against boundary changes.

I, DEMAND that the Boundary Advisory Committee of School District 308 and the School District 308 Board of Education, cease and desist the rezoning of the Southbury subdivision.

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