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Millcreek School District Holds Public Hearing

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It was yet another opportunity for parents and concerned citizens to voice their opinions in Millcreek on Wednesday night regarding the best way to balance the $8.8 million budget deficit.

The district held a public hearing, something they must do if they chose to close schools. At this point, acting superintendent William Hall says it's hard to plan for all scenarios.

"Once a decision is made if it is for one school closing, or two, we are going to have to go back and refine some of the information we have tonight," said Hall. "But at least it gives people a broad stroke of what we're looking at."

But parents Wednesday said a broad stroke just isn't enough for them right now. Those like Cindy Dedionisio, say they aren't comfortable with not knowing for sure where their kids would end up.

"As a numbers person, I would like some definite answers," said Dedionisio, a Ridgefield parent. "It's very difficult to hear, 'well this is what if,' 'this is maybe,' 'we're estimating this.' But we don't really have the best information yet."

She and others that spoke up said the option introduced on Monday, the "Buying Time" plan, makes more sense to them. They say even if it means their schools do close, the board will at least have had the right amount of time to make that decision, and redistrict the right way.

"If they take that time, that extra time, even if they took 6-8 months and came back and said this is the best option that we have, this is how we're going to lay it out, we are going to redistrict, whatever, that's fine," said Michele Luthringer. "As long as I know you put the thought and the effort and it was not rushed."

The board must make their decision on closing schools or buying time, by May 28th when the preliminary budget is passed.

 

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