If Silverthorne supports school site, people need to support the decision | SummitDaily.com

If Silverthorne supports school site, people need to support the decision

OK, OK, I give. After reading the letters to the Summit Daily News, talking with people who are both pro and con for the new Cottonwood Park school site, I give.

The time for rhetoric is gone and the time for action is here. Let’s not keep the future of the school and our children’s education up in the air. If the Silverthorne Town Council agrees to the new site and gives the Summit School District the green light to go ahead with the building of the new school, then let us support that decision and help make the transition a smooth one.

For selfish reasons, I would prefer to keep the new Silverthorne Elementary School on the site of the old one, but that is neither a logical nor reasonable solution to the problem.

The facts are, the school currently in use needs to be updated and it is too small for the student population. I agree the staff and teachers are stupendous and they should get an extreme amount of credit and recognition for continuing to give our children a first-class education while dealing with an outdated and totally unsuitable school building.

I have visited the school many times during the school year and have seen the conditions under which the children are learning and the teachers are teaching.

To the town council: Do what is right. I know you have given this a lot of thought and discussion.

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