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Letter: Chairman Josh Wagner singing different tune

Days ago, school board Chairman Josh Wagner proposed shutting Faith Elementary in less than three months and moving students to Koontz, the sixth-lowest-performing school in the state. He said the exact opposite, however, when running in July, 2016.

The Salisbury Post quoted him as stating that future solutions needed to be handled differently, with more community input, care and attention to detail.

“We need to do a better job of going into communities, getting feedback, ensuring that we’ve looked at all the possibilities and all the consequences,” Wagner said.

Any proposals, he said, should be community-focused, long-term discussions that includes asking parents and staff what they’d like to see in their community in five or 10 years. Simply closing schools and shuffling kids around is not an option, he said.

He’s singing a different tune now.

Thanks, Josh, for the three-month notice and your concern about community schools.

— Renee Coates Scheidt

Salisbury

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