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Letter to the Editor: Mount Abe board could lease existing facility, build new

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Posted on December 4, 2017 |
By Stephen Harris



The bond request of $35 million to renovate Mt. Abe has failed twice. I believe that the request is asking for too much money to be invested in the wrong place. The reconstruction of the 50-year-old Mt. Abe building does not address three important background facts:

1. The community cannot afford this request.

2. Mt. Abe ranks number 33 of 55 public high schools in Vermont (by 2017 test results).

3. The student body is shrinking because the region is losing young adults due to lack of opportunity.

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