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Dear Amelia Parents,

  Since I came to Amelia 5 years ago, I have made it a priority to communicate with Amelia families.  I think that it is important to keep you informed about our school and your child’s education.

 As I am sure that you have heard, our new governor has continued with cuts to public education that were started by his predecessor.  For each of the past three years, the West Clermont Board of Education has made $1.2 million in cuts.  Remarkably, we have continued to do more with less as West Clermont Local Schools and Amelia Elementary earned the rating of Excellent with Distinction.  However, we are about to see deep cuts that will change the look of Amelia Elementary as we know it.

 The West Clermont Board of Education has announced major cuts for the 2011-12 academic school year.  Among the cuts, Amelia Elementary students will no longer have gym, art and music class; bussing will be cut to the state minimum and after school activities (including Boys and Girls Club) will be unavailable if additional funding is not secured. 

 The Amelia Elementary library aide position was also cut for next school year.  As an educator, I can tell you that students become better readers by reading.  Amelia students go to the library every week and have opportunities to read a variety of genre.  Our staff and students are equally sad about the potential closing of our library. 

 As an Amelia parent, it is important for you to be informed about the cuts and how your tax dollars are spent.  I have asked our superintendent, Dr. Gary Brooks, to come to Amelia for a meeting with our parents.  He will explain our current financial status and what the future holds for our children.  You are invited and urged to attend this important meeting on Monday, March 28, 2011 at 6:30 p.m. in the Amelia Cafeteria.

 Sincerely,

 Stephanie Walker, Principal

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2 Responses

  1. Are children welcome to attend as well?

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