Stand up for school

Dear editor:
The future of Sturgeon Creek School is currently under review.
The Accommodation Review Committee (ARC) is in the midst of a series of four public meetings in order for students, staff, parents, and community members to give their input as to the value of Sturgeon Creek School.
There was not a very large turnout at the first public meeting on Oct. 23. I have heard a few negative comments that this school’s closure is already a “done deal” (which is not true), so why bother doing anything?
If we do nothing, then we certainly will lose this wonderful, small rural school and will have no one to blame but ourselves.
Don’t let apathy and complacency be the demise of a great school! Sturgeon Creek unites numerous rural communities and provides a high-quality education to the area children in a safe, healthy rural setting.
The ample greenspace enriches the playground and learning opportunities for all. The school climate is reputably warm, welcoming, and friendly.
If you care about the future existence of Sturgeon Creek School, please attend the next ARC public meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 20 at 6:30 p.m. at Sturgeon Creek School. An attendance sign-in at the door shows your presence does matter.
It’s usually standing room only at the Christmas concert, so why not for these important public meetings?
Shari Reynolds
Stratton, Ont.