Dear School Board Members,

Having sat through the meeting at Ordean tonight, I wanted to take just a moment to thank you for your effort to seek out public input.

I understand your several attempts to explain the process you had envisioned which, had it not been accelerated so dramatically in response to decisions made in St. Paul, would very likely have been widely viewed as a thoughtful approach sensitive to public sentiment. Unfortunately, not all those in attendance tonight listened to this explanation, or chose to hear it.

Please know that many not only listened, but understood, and appreciate your listening in return.