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Letter: Middle school sports cuts make sense

To the editor,

A huge thank you is in order to Mark Parr and the members of the task force who decided that the middle school needs to cut three sports. I am sure it also was a very difficult decision.

There are many, many opportunities now for children to participate in activities outside the school, allowing these institutions to avoid additional economic burdens. I know of numerous times when students are enrolled in both traveling and school sports, generating scheduling issues often times forcing the school activity sponsored event to suffer.

There simply is not enough money to justify supporting all these activities any longer. It is time to make difficult decisions. Hats off to this group for acknowledging this and starting a movement in the right direction. This is the kind of behavior that makes it so much easier for me to support future referendums if and when necessary.

Sheila Condon,