Education Op/Ed

Letter to the editor: There’s another side to the Ripton school argument

Defining a community: Is it a town or a school district? When is a small elementary school too small?

The stories of ACSD reporter John Flowers and your two other reporters covering the MAUSD and ANWSD are excellent. However, I have not seen much coverage in your newspaper’s letter to the editors reflecting the viewpoint of some Middlebury retirees like myself.

The exceptions that come to mind are the Jan. 7, 2021, by Charles Billings letter giving the Stronger Together Ripton web link and Peter Conlon’s letter asking how are you going to pay for keeping six small elementary schools open in the ACSD. Compare these to the steady stream of opinions from the Cox family and the Ripton School Board members.

Hugh McLaughlin



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