We need to invest in the future

Dear Editor, As an Almont resident of 37 years, Almont graduate, Almont High School teacher and coach, and father of two Almont students, I feel blessed to be part of this community for many reasons. While residing in and working in another school district over a...

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Sole purpose is to meet the needs

Dear Editor, I graduated from Almont Community Schools in 1968. I was proud of my education and the community that supported our school system. I spent the next five years at college earning my Bachelor and Masters degrees and then went to work in Ohio. I returned to...

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Send to the recycling bin, start over

Dear Editor, Many pros and cons have been expressed regarding the Almont School millage vote. Just thought I'd toss in a different idea. Christmas time brings to mind gifting and kids. If one asked a child to put together a wish list, give them free rein, they request...

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Counseling when making a bad choice?

Dear Editor, Watching the Crumbley’s family school shooting trials unfold brings to mind an old adage "We all must suffer one of two pains; the pain of discipline or the pain of regret." Today it seems some parents just have children while other parents raise their...

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“Did not expect this vitriol experience…we are better”

Dear Editor, When I started to write this letter the sole intent was to tell the community why I believe this bond is integral to the continued success of our district. However, there is something more important that needs to be said first. Those of you who know me...

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Difficult to accept debt load

Dear Editor, During the past eighty years I have seen a lot of political administrations and economic cycles come and go. We have had inflationary cycles, interest rate swings; in the 1970's we had junk bonds paying an astounding 14% return. Excess consumer appetite...

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Now’s the time to lower taxes

Dear Editor, As stated at the December 19 Town Hall meeting, the Almont Community Schools buildings are in disrepair and, in some instances, embarrassing. The school is in need of updates to buildings, grounds, athletic facilities, furnishings and equipment. This is a...

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It’s time for facility to match student achievement

Dear Editor, For 30 years I have been a proud educator and administrator at Almont Community Schools. I have served as a high school teacher, the assistant high school principal, the middle school principal and, most recently, as the district's Interim Superintendent....

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How long will it take to recoup $20 million investment?

Dear Editor, Mrs. Brinker, a former Business Manager for Almont Community Schools, wrote a great letter to the Editor last week. This December's school millage was 8.0, and without the proposed bond next year's December school millage will be 3.30. A new millage of...

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Our children need and deserve this proposal

Dear Editor, Boards of Education were created by State law to oversee school districts. A Board of Education consists of seven publicly elected representatives from the school district's community. A Board of Education has essentially two functions. First, on an...

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