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Letter to the Editor
Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2013, 9:00 p.m.
 

I was amused when reading about the “required” public hearing on closing the Washington Township elementary school (“School closing hearing a ho-hum affair,” Jan. 18).

What did Kiski Area School Board member Ann Marie Nagy, Solicitor Ron Repak and Superintendent John Meighan expect to hear?

I attended the first meeting when it came out that the Bell-Avon school “might” close. I had hopes that those attending would sway the board's decision.

But it appears the decision had already been made and the subsequent hearings were window dressing. I doubt greater attendance at the Washington Township hearing would have stopped construction of the new school.

Closing Bell-Avon will put Avonmore's K-4 students on a bus to travel 15 miles round trip to Mamont instead of six miles to Salina. Fifth- and sixth-graders will have a 20-mile round trip to Washington Township.

The sad part of it is the board members from our area voted to close Bell-Avon.

Carl A. Fontana

Avonmore

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