I find it presumptuous of Cathy Hickman to state in last week’s article that the (District 833) school board should support the Blue Plan as it is “best for all neighborhoods.”
The Blue Plan is, in fact, not positive for the children who currently attend Red Rock. This plan divides the student body and, to use Cathy’s words, the “students will be split from their peers.”
Her argument that children should attend a Woodbury community school is one that the school board cannot possibly support, as their intention in building East Ridge was to blend the communities of Woodbury and Cottage Grove.
Will she be fighting equally hard to keep her kids out of East Ridge High School? Should the parents of Cottage Grove students argue that their children can not go to East Ridge since it is outside of their community?
Her family chose to live in Southern Woodbury so that they could attend Lake Junior High. Where is her concern for the Red Rock families who bought homes, years earlier, for perhaps the same reason?
It is my understanding that people who bought homes in the new eastern developments were told they could not be sure where the new lines would be drawn. Now they want the rules changed for them.
I am a graduate of both Woodbury Junior and Senior High School and have no issue with my child attending either of the schools but I do not believe that separating the kids at Red Rock is what is best for them.