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The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

The Reminder is making its archives back to 2003 available on our website. Please note that, due to technical limitations, archive articles are presented without the usual formatting.

Dear Editor, I am the disappointed parent that 'threatened' to move to Flin Flon if the Creighton School Board passed the vote to include a High School. We take possession of our new home in Flin Flon on the 23rd of January. We are sad that our other four children won't be able to finish their junior high school in Creighton. It's a terrific school! However, I am now relieved that these same four kids will be able to attend High School in Flin Flon, the older two with their sister who is already in Hapnot. We were looking to purchase a home in Creighton until the feasibility study was released in early October. When we realized that our kids might have to finish their education there, we postponed choosing a home until the Board voted. We had a choice. Not all of the parents who oppose the high school in Creighton have the same luxury. They cannot pick up their houses and move themÉ If it were only that easy. Families are frustrated. To have such a major decision made for them and feel they have not had a say. Too big of a decision made in too little time. Both the Creighton School Board and The Citizens for Better Education have the same purpose: to provide the best education possible for our students. The Citizens for Better Education is trying to convince the Creighton School Board to change their decision in the interests of students. I am also a member of The Citizens For Better Education and petitioned homes on my street. I talked to parents who didn't want to sign the petition because they were afraid. They were involved with the school, the town, or were scared that their kids would be treated differently by teachers. Some wouldn't let their name stand because they didn't know enough about it. Not every home buys The Reminder. Out of the kids at Hapnot that were petitioned, 61 signed and 16 chose not to. These are the students that went from Creighton School to Hapnot. What does this say to you? For those of you who wonder why I care what happens now that I am moving to Flin Flon? Our high schools in Flin Flon will be faced with decisions about cutting programs and teachers. The Creighton School Board wasn't interested in the effect on the Flin Flon schools, but the residents of Flin Flon are! Thank you again for your space. Ð Debbie Pittet