Bus talks have been cordial

To the editor:

I’d like to address some of the negative press that has been circulating in regard to Oberlin busing to private schools and my role in that issue. For nearly a year, I have been working closely with both the school board and Dr. David Hall, our superintendent. For that entire time, I can assure you that my meetings have been cordial and professional while we have tried to work together to find a solution to address busing.

Most recently, Dr. Hall, the board, and I have been working diligently to examine creative win-win solutions. I invite you to join us in lending your voice.

Given the small portion of the total budget that busing to Lake Ridge entails, it behooves each of us to stand up and support our local schools in any way we can.

Jessa New