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Resident Protests School Naming

To the Editor: 

Mr. Politano, Public Relations person for the Board of Ed, stated in a recent article that:“The board members have heard from hundreds of community members who believe the school should be named for Mayor Bollwage”. Mr. Politano needs to inform the rest of the public as to who these hundreds of
people were and when exactly they stated this.

The article further states that: Input from the public was sought at the public agenda meeting held
last Thursday, April 6, in preparation for this week’s board meeting, April 13.

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If this is what Mr. Politano is referring to, there is no truth to that fact.The Board of Ed made no attempt to encourage the public to come to the agenda setting meeting and offer there opinion on the naming of a
school in our community.

In fact, this school naming was brought up by Christina Moreira. Ms. Moreira brought up the topic because the principal of the Academyof Finance announced it to the student body about a week ago.The principal announced that the Academy of Finance finally had a name and would now be known as the J. Christian Bollwage Academy of Finance.

The agenda setting meeting of April 6 did not address the naming of the school, nor was input from the community sought after. The public was informed through a Facebook post by a student who attends The
Academy of Finance.

This is a slap in the face to the citizens of this city. Again, the elected officials have disavowed that there are people they represent and ignored any input or conversation from them.

This is a sad day for our community, when we can't even have an input into naming a school and furthermore students were also cut out of the process. 

Maria Lorenz 

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