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Has spring, sprung? Good time for a new beginning

Has spring, sprung? Good time for a new beginning
March came in like a lamb in these parts.
A cold lamb, to be sure, but definitely not a blizzarding, frozen and stormy lion like many of us expected.
While this winter might go down as one of the more severe ones in recent years, one can’t help but notice calving has kicked in, Ace has an ad in the paper to prepare lawnmowers and the school year is more than half over.
Bottom line: We have turned the corner on the worst of the weather.
Weather humbles all of us and acts as a reminder that we aren’t in as much control of our daily lives as we believe. All it takes is a slippery road and someone not paying attention and someone’s day is ruined.
A quick slip on the ice can put a person out of commission for months.
Ask anyone in the medical world about this winter and most will repeat the same mantra: “Cold, flu, slipped on the ice. Cold, flu, slipped on the ice…”
I am as healthy as most but I was knocked off my feet with a nasty combination of flu, pneumonia and bronchitis. In fact, these bugs made it through our family twice this year.
I even had the flu shot, so it really wasn’t fair.
Let’s hope that March signals a new spring, a new beginning.
The schools will be looking for some economic help this spring. The results of a facilities planning survey indicated that the public feels there is a shortage of classrooms, more of a need for career training, improved facilities and more gym space.
District officials will be talking with the public in the next few weeks to answer any questions about the school system and any shortcomings. Why not make a point to attend a meeting or two to bring yourself up to date with what is going on in the school system?
The Laurel School Board has done a great job soliciting input from the public. If you haven’t participated, seek out a trustee and let them know what you think.
I continue to be impressed with what Laurel educators get out of limited resources and the quality of students this district produces.
Much like the seasons, quality education is a standard here. Unlike Mother Nature, though, we can have an impact on the quality of education our students receive.
If you have questions, ask.

David Keyes is publisher of the Laurel Outlook.

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