Monday, June 15, 2015

School district should promote sustainable neighborhoods

In the June 15 Press-Citizen, Eric Gidal, a Horace Mann parent, writes about how schools play a role in sustaining neighborhoods and vice versa:
Schools benefit in many ways from the health of our larger community, but they are also micro-communities that, in turn, nourish the neighborhoods and cities that surround them.

Are we interested in supporting efforts to develop and sustain Iowa City, Coralville and North Liberty as walkable, renewable and engaging places to live, for us and for future generations? If so, then neighborhood schools are critical. If you want a healthy neighborhood, if you want a healthy city, you need to support local schools.
Read the whole thing.

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