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lelymom1, why was a middle school started on Marco? You were here. I assume you were for it. Fund raising is down everywhere.
It may be that kid will chomp at the bit, but, I ask you, if your children are chomping at the bit or were when they were in the middle school, why would you not simply take them off the island to Manatee Middle? I don't know about you, but, it should be the parents that help guide and make the important decisions while raising their children. Anyone who would rather send their kids off to Lely, that is simply their choice. And in your case, you think it is better for you child. Many parents may feel otherwise. I have not said one bad thing about Lely High and have supported the school with donations. However, given the choice of sending my child or grandchild to a community high school right here, rather than to go off the island, I would prefer they go here. Again, personal choice. Children on Marco will get all the diversity they need to compete in college and in life at an exceptional small high school. Anyway, I am glad to see many people are starting to talk about it and hopefully, this community will have it's own high school in the future. A community of this size has a much higher tax base than any small town where I grew up and each and every little town of around 1000 people or more had their own high schools. Some towns are even smaller. I could go on and on. I just don't believe this is an issue of Marco against Lely or parents against solar panels. Simply put, residents are coming to understand the importance of a high shcool. It may never work out, but, I hope so.....
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