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Letter to the Editor: Safety should be the only consideration when picking a site for a new elementary school

Posted: Mon, Sep 3, 2018 4:22 PM

(The following Letter to the Editor has been submitted by Bob Puffer of Decorah):

"Some think there are a lot of considerations regarding the proposed new elementary school, but I find that incredible for a community which has always prized the safety of their children.

There is only one main consideration -- the safety of young children amidst very unsafe conditions because of traffic from inexperienced drivers in a very contained environment. There might be secondary and tertiary concerns but they are so far down the line in priority that I find it surprising there is even a discussion and I find it reprehensible that school officials continue to push an agenda that considers something other than the real priority of keeping the children safe."