Letter to the Editor: Keeping an open mind | SierraSun.com

Letter to the Editor: Keeping an open mind

I was disappointed in about the budget crisis. It seemed swayed in the fact that the only suggestion discussed to reduce the shortfall was in the reduction of personnel. Granted I am a teacher, and am a little sensitive to this topic.

I would like to offer a few suggestions to the public when considering the types of cuts that should be made. 1. Know your facts! After reading the comments online, I realize that the public doesnt understand the laws that govern many of the decisions in expenses to the district. (Maybe a well-researched article about why Summit Middle School or Rideout are not being sold, or why textbooks were purchased to start).2. Offering suggestions, instead of accusations would be more helpful. 3. Look for other options beyond cutting staff (yes, the most logical but not always the only option). 4. Become educated in the facts by attending meetings and discussions.These are just a few suggestions. Let us try to solve the massive problem with dignity. A lot may be accomplished when a community works together!

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