Donít hold children hostage, support the schools
I read with interest the comments posted on The Lima Newsí Facebook page by Donna Burnett and Donald Zlotnik. I think I have additional solutions on how to save money for the schools. I think it is worth a try.
First, let us have the students bring slate tablets and chalk for school so teachers wonít need electronic whiteboards or large chalkboards.
We can ask all students to bring their breakfast and lunch so we could fire all the cafeteria workers.
Then we can put outhouses in the back of the schools and ask the parents to bring in old magazines and newspapers for the children to use while in the outhouse. This would cut down on water use and paper products. (Watch out for those newspapers because the ink comes off on your hands.)
Next, letís give every teacher a mop, bucket and a swiffer and dismiss all the custodians. What a savings that would be!
The last thing I came up with would be to go back to the on- room schoolhouse and have grades one through eight in one room.
Perhaps others would have ideas on how to save money too.
Folks, my children and grandchildren went to Elida schools. There were times I disagreed with a teacher or a principal but never thought to hold children hostage by not supporting schools. People in the past supported my children and grandchildren with their taxes so now itís my turn to do the same.
Vote positive for Elida school levy.
ó Stan Carder, Elida