As I am sure you are aware by now, there are redistricting decisions being made by FCSS that affect our Milton cluster. Unfortunately, we arrived rather late "in the game" as some communities who have previously been affected by such decisions were ready with their arguments, plans, and matching t-shirts. Though it was unexpected, it turns out that the latest proposed map will have a major impact on the high school beginning Fall 2012 but extending far into the future. We need to communicate to the board and superintendent (who decide the final map with their vote) that we have significant concerns. Katie Reeves is our district's representative and her regularly scheduled community meeting happens to be this Tuesday at 9:30am at Crabapple Crossing Elementary School. Please plan to attend so that you can hear information firsthand from Ms. Reeves and show support for Milton.
Previous experience with such meetings leads me to caution you that respectful and informed dialogue are best heard. You may not feel conversant enough with the complex issues to speak up, and there may not be time for all who want to speak to do so. YOUR PRESENCE ALONE, WEARING RED, WILL DEMONSTRATE YOUR CONCERNS AND SUPPORT.
You have likely already seen one petition and there will be at least one other. If you agree with the content of these documents, please sign and send along so that the board hears our "Milton Voice." Last, please forward this email to those you know who share that voice. Thank you!