Thoughtful deliberations

In previous writings, I’ve been critical of some decisions coming from Hastings Public School’s leadership. But this time, they deserve praise for their thoughtful deliberation and report to the public (Hastings Tribune, Nov. 19).

As an alumnus of HPS and an ardent supporter of education, I have always believed heavily in the value of neighborhood schools, opposing any consideration of a one-site option for Hastings.

Reading through the narrative of how the Community Facilities Advisory Committee deliberated how best to not only serve the district’s students, but also maximize the financial resources of the taxpayer confirmed to me the committee was aware and attentive to the needs of the community: Neighborhood schools work and promote community involvement.

With HPS’s recommendation, the community should stand proud, knowing the rich history of these structures will not be given to the ages; rather, it will be shared with future generations in new and exciting ways.

Bravo, HPS! You’re doing well with this one.

Mike Glassmyer

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