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Letter to the Editor: Misinformation abounds on IASD plan

on March 08, 2017 10:59 AM

There has been a lot of misinformation bandied about over the past six months or so regarding the proposed megaschool project in the Indiana Area School District. One person, in particular, the current IASD board president, would like you to think the misinformation is coming from the majority, those opposed.

But it’s not and that has been proven time and time again.

It is coming from him, Mr. Misinformation. The person who wants this school so badly, he will spread misinformation and blatantly ignore pleadings to slow down. He will deny those attending meetings their First Amendment rights. All because of his wants, not the needs of the residents!

Recently, he publicly claimed that businesses in the district are in favor this project. So we took to the streets to prove him wrong, again!

On Feb. 27, Mr. Steve was delivered the first round of petitions signed by 72 business owners in the district opposed to this tax-raising waste of money. On March 13, he will be presented with well over 100 signatures!

Does Mr. Steve, along with a few other board members, want to stick to their claim that businesses are in favor?

If he and the others came down out of their ivory towers, and really listened, instead of blocking others out, they would hear what we hear. Fear!

They would see empty reception areas in offices, where employees once greeted you, but employers can no longer afford them. They would see full employee lots, instead of nearly empty ones.

The project’s supporters would hear the fear in employers’ voices, as they choke back tears. Those supporters would hear the owners say, “Enough is enough.” Or, “If this school goes through, we are closing our doors, or moving our business elsewhere.”

But, the board majority continues to turn deaf ears and blind eyes.

If you build it, they won’t come. If you build it, they will leave. Shame on you.

Tammy Curry

Indiana

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