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I am in the West Linn / Wilsonville school district and have been shocked at the recent process our board took to 'cut' our Spanish Immersion program. It was not looked at alongside other potential programs to cut logically and methodically weighing its benefits vs. costs, but was literally 'plucked' out of a hat. Last night, at a recent board meeting, a board member admitted the process was flawed...thanks, but now our children and district suffer. This process has divided our community, brought out racial undertones and was shameful. I encourage board members to take a close look at what they are viewing as "potential cost savings." Since the program was cut, no teachers have been let go, so where did all of that "savings" go?
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