A Big Thank You!

Since the closing of our local elementary school the community has always stepped up to show their support of Rural Education Matters. In October our group was asked to travel to Lansing to testify to the House Education Committee to tell our story and explain why we felt a need for the cap on charter schools to be lifted.
Not only did several community members join us by paying for a seat on the chartered bus but we also had some wonderful community members donate money to offset the cost of the bus which allowed our presence to be known at the Capitol.
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone that helped us with the cost of that trip as well as the many people that have stood by our efforts to bring choice in education to Roscommon County. I believe our presence in Lansing not only made a difference for kids and families all over Michigan but also brought Roscommon County to the forefront of acknowledgement by many individuals and organi-zations in our state‘s capitol. Thank you for helping us to make a difference!
Jennifer Jarosz
Rural Education Matters

Reprinted with permission by The FISH Newspaper February 2012 issue