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You're correct, it's not an option to merge the school with Washington's. As important as the Oregon school is, Washington's school is a lot closer to ideal than Oregon's. Teachers at the Oregon school will be the first to admit this.
Personally, I see Ms. Gelser's comments about trying to rejuvenate OSB as an attempt to save herself from being unelected for her ruthless support and quashing of dissent over closing the school. Her vote has been cast, and it was IN FAVOR OF CLOSURE. It doesn't matter what she says now to make it sound like she thinks that may have been a mistake. Nothing has changed between when she made her vote and now, except that her constituents are promising to see that she loses her legislative seat over this.
I for one have already pledged my support and my time to the campaign of her opponent in the next election, whoever that happens to be. Ms. Gelser has made her bed, and I will ensure that she lies in it.
Mr. Williams and Mr. Kimbrough did a fine job, I think. I particularly want to commend Mr. Williams on his courage to defend his school against the majority of the Oregon political machine. With the tenacity this young man has shown today, Mr. Williams may accomplish any goal to which he sets his mind.
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