READER’S EDITORIAL: PROTECT CHILDREN IN ALPINE SCHOOLS

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By Lou Russo

January 19, 2013 (Alpine)--Thursday night, January 17th, I attended the Alpine Union School Board meeting.  At that meeting I spoke regarding this article (which I had sent to the superintendent and board members a number of days ago):

http://www.post-gazette.com/stories/local/neighborhoods-north/retired-state-troopers-hired-to-guard-butler-area-schools-670073/

This article shows how a school district in Pennsylvania took near immediate and decisive action to protect its children.  It is a district very much like ours, rural, with limited law enforcement.  At the AUSD board meeting, after asking that an agenda item be placed on its agenda as soon as possible, I was told by the board president that he "wanted to give the board members time to think about it" and that maybe it would be on next month's, or the month's after, agenda.

Do you, as I, feel that AUSD should address this issue as soon as possible, rather than wait?  I recommend you contact the AUSD board and let them know what you would like done.

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