We as a committee and a community would like to thank all who attended our first Detach 189 meeting. We had a great turnout with over 120 plus on our last count. We are fast approaching our signature quota and will move forward with detachment. We appreciate the news coverage provided by the Belleville News-Democrat, Heartland TV and Fox 2 News “You Paid For It” anchor Elliott Davis.
We still have much work to do and this will be a timely process. We do anticipate litigation with School District 189 due to the fact they would rather keep control of our tax dollars than give our children a decent education in a neighboring school district. If the sole existence of the educational system is to educate our youth, then logic should dictate that leaders of a failing district would grant detachment of entire communities. But of course we all know it’s about the money for District 189 and not the children.
Please join us at www.detach189.com.
Kevin Sheridan, Fairview Heights