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Letter: Petition for school counselor available for public signature

A petition to the Morris Area Public Schools Board requesting a half-time school counselor beginning fiscal year 2014 is available for public signing at the Federated Church UCC/UMC office, 200 South Columbia Avenue, directly across the street from the Morris Area public schools. The office is open weekdays from 8 a.m. until noon. Printed copies of the petition are also available for collection of signatures, to be returned to the office by noon on June 17. To sign the petition electronically, contact the church office.

I want to thank the leadership of the Federated Church for agreeing to make the petition available through the church's office. Their decision does not represent endorsement of the petition by the council or the membership of the church. It does reflect their commitment to civil, respectful dialogue on public issues and to empowerment and participation in issues that affect the community at large and its vulnerable members (in this instance, children) in particular.