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School district: Tree pruning costly

In light of the bad economy and the shrinking budgets for our schools, I thought it was strange that the school department thought it was necessary to pay to trim the trees at Broadview Elementary School.

I can’t imagine what that job cost. I also can’t imagine why it was necessary!

In the east they let the trees grow and they get very large and beautiful. In Oak Harbor we have a problem letting trees do their natural thing. I wonder why that is?

While our teachers cry for more pay, which I agree is very necessary, we can all relax and feel content knowing that our hard-earned tax dollars, our much needed school levies, and our fine teachers’ pay increases are being properly spent to keep the trees on the school properties neatly pruned.

Ginney Sommers

Oak Harbor

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