Support urged for Cottonwood Park as site for new Silverthorne school |

Support urged for Cottonwood Park as site for new Silverthorne school

Schools are part of the lifeblood of any community. The quality of a school not only impacts the type of community that evolves in a town, but also affects the perception of that town from outside, by families, entrepreneurs and businesses looking to relocate.

There is a local perception that Silverthorne has a bad school. As a parent of a first-grader at Silverthorne Elementary, I agree that the building may be crummy, but the staff is first class.

My child has received the most wonderful support and caring with his learning issues. I am confident that we could not have found better teachers, counselors and support staff, not to mention the outstanding principal, in any other school.

Our kids need and deserve a better school building. The present site is less desirable than the proposed Cottonwood Park site. The Summit School District has the money. All we need is the support of the community for the land transfer under consideration by the town of Silverthorne.

We need to break ground this spring. We need to make the endless discussions stop and to move forward with this viable plan.

I urge the local community to support the staff of Silverthorne Elementary, Silverthorne Elementary PTA, the school district and countless parents of existing and upcoming students to make the new Silverthorne Elementary at Cottonwood Park a reality.

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