Better treatment needed

At the last Montoursville School District Board meeting there was once again a heated debate about what to do with the 1931 stone school.

Although it would be nice to save the old school, I think much of its charm would be lost if it were surrounded by the much larger, modern building.

Nevertheless, I do feel sorry for our senior citizens, many of whom graduated from Montoursville and lived to see their children and grandchildren graduate there.

In spite of many expressions of emotional ties to the old building expressed at previous board meetings, William Ruffing called the building “a dump.” It was a particularly cruel remark to make when a number of older people were sitting in the room.

Remember, our seniors will be helping to pay for the new school. We need to treat them with more empathy and consideration.

John Wagner M. D.

Montoursville

Submitted by Virtual Newsroom

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