Open Forum: Not enough room at school


Having moved to the area eight years ago, I was very excited about the opportunity and growth that Pequot Lakes had to offer. Now, as I prepare my daughter for kindergarten this fall, I am very concerned about the issues the district faces due to the same growth that moved our family to the area. With an estimated 130 kindergarteners this fall, there simply is not enough room. Last fall, a computer lab was converted into a classroom to accommodate the current kindergarten class.

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Sarah Nelson
Sarah Nelson joined the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2010 and works as a online reporter, content editor and staff writer. She is a world traveler, accused idealist and California native now braving the winters of Central Minnesota. She believes in the power of human resolve and hopes to be part of something that makes history by bringing an end to injustice in the world. Sarah has worked as a criminal background researcher, high school civics teacher, grant writer, and contributing writer with — tackling every issue from global poverty to bio-degradable bicycles. Her favorite thing about living in Minnesota is July. Sarah left the Brainerd Dispatch in April 2014.
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