The school board meeting was packed with concerned parents. Nine separate recommendations, most dealing with the closing or amalgamation of small schools. Seven heartfelt petitions read.
Eight recommendations passed, heart-broken people gearing up to do whatever they could in the next step of the process.
Our school was the last recommendation to be read. And the motion to review the school (aka get ready to close).....
Our little school -the village school - my son's school - will not be targeted to close. It will stay open, open and welcoming to the children of the area. Teaching them life-lessons and rooting them in their surroundings, showing them their history. Giving them roots and wings in our community.
Sometimes failure is a good thing.