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Painful Week for Warren County

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Willits Primary and Roseville Elementary will close for the 2010-2011 school year.  Many programs, including the enrichment program that my daughters participate in, will be cut.  The United CUSD #304 also had to make some painful financial decisions recently.

The decision to close two schools was a painful one for everyone involved, and I know that Roseville residents are particularly angered by the closure of R.E.S.  The anger over these school closings & program cuts should not be directed at Superintendent Paul Woehlke or the M-R CUSD #238 school board.  I think they made the best play that they could with the cards they were dealt.  If folks want to be angry, be angry at the politicians in Springfield that couldn’t pay the state’s bills even before the current economic crisis struck.  Be angry at the Wall Street investment bankers and their wildly speculative financial schemes that precipitated the financial meltdown in 2008.  There lies the root cause of these school closings.

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