I would like to recognize the Littleton School Board and Superintendent Scott Murphy for the community process they used and the difficult decision …
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I would like to recognize the Littleton School Board and
Superintendent Scott Murphy for the community process they used and
the difficult decision they had to make in voting to close two
neighborhood schools after assessing the declining enrollments and
the costs of keeping the schools open.
I realize these have been very emotional issues for all
involved, but as a citizen of the area, I appreciate the school
district’s desire to make maximum use of the limited dollars
available to them.
As an employee of a tax-supported public agency myself, I
frequently hear citizens tell us that the agency should make sound
business decisions. But often as soon as we do, the agency is faced
with strong emotional reactions from affected individuals.
Government agencies have to work toward a achieving a balance,
weighing best uses (or non-uses) of assets to benefit the most,
against the impacts of those changes to smaller groups.
Congratulations again to the school district, for having the
courage to make the difficult decisions and making maximum and
efficient use of our tax dollars.
— David A. Lorenz
South Suburban Parks and Recreation
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