By: Melinda Goertz

A motion that was made and voted on during the March School Board meeting has brought a community of concerned parents to band together. The group that calls themselves “Students First” can be found on Face­book. This group of parents led by Heather Whealy, Az­ure Eslinger, Brenda Gerber and others held an informative meeting on Monday night at Higher Grounds and Leather Bounds in Ant­hony. Several community mem­bers including Phil Tr­uby, City Commissioner, and citizens from Harper came to hear what “Students First” had to say about the recent decision to move the Junior High students back to their respective schools.
Heather Whealy opened the meeting by explaining the job of a School Board with information she got fr­om the National School Board Association. School boa­rds, elected or appointed by their communities, represent the communities beliefs and values and who better than these community representatives. School Board members are to...