In a recent paper, Bruce Newell calls for “a better planning process that engages parents, neighborhoods…furthers discussion, understanding and compromise.” I believe that, towards the end of the school bond debate, Monica called for a similar path, to which a bond proponent quipped that “that has already been tried and didn’t get anywhere.” This does seem to ring a bell, but I am fuzzy enough to need my memory refreshed.

If most Helenans are like me, I think we could all use a comprehensive detailing of the efforts made by administrators, educators, and committee volunteers thus far. I would be able to trust the people at the IR to thoughtfully and thoroughly put this together. It would serve to give voters a more accurate picture of what “starting over” might look like (not that it couldn’t be the best choice).

I will keep my eyes peeled, and sooner rather than later would be greatly appreciated!

Cheryl McKenty

Helena

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