Both school systems have done an admirable job of getting out in front of people in an attempt to answer questions and properly inform area residents.
Unfortunately, not enough voters have taken advantage of these opportunities, yet find it appropriate to poke holes in the proposals from afar.
We find this approach to be careless and irresponsible. This is the educational future of our children at stake here, yet only a handful can find the time to make it to a meeting.
This editorial is not intended to persuade you to vote one way or the other; it only suggests you attend a public meeting and get informed. If you have questions, that is the place to get them answered — not at the coffee shop, the hair salon or over a cup of coffee at church.
Chances are, if you ask three people the same question, you’ll get three different answers. And, as is usually the case, the truth lies somewhere in the middle of those answers.
Recently, Grand Haven Area Public Schools Superintendent Keith Konarska led an informational meeting at Robinson Elementary School to answer questions about the bond proposals. Five people showed up for it. That’s right — five.
If that’s the case, everyone better have a very good handle on exactly what is being asked. If not, they have no one to blame but themselves.
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