Mt. Vernon Register-News

Opinion

February 1, 2013

Be the very best we can

Editor:

Regarding the consolidation of Ina, Dodds and Opdyke-Belle Rive school districts, I hope to bring a positive awareness of the consolidation of these three school districts by sharing my unique perspective.

 

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