It appears that the school officials are determined to displace the current students in Ben's school for an alternative program. The PTA is fighting hard with petitions, letters, emails and calls. We are all attending a community forum tonight. Ben will be in attendance with me.
These are the words I plan to read if called on to speak:
Hi. My name is Ben. I am 7 years old. I am a 2nd grader at Oakhurst. I am in a SAC class, special academic curriculum.
Please help me save our school. I am learning there. I am surrounded by people who really care about me and have created an environment where I am welcomed and loved.
My mom knows I am safe at Oakhurst. She also knows I enjoy it there. I smile when I get on the bus and I've been known to hug my teacher very tightly when I see her.
Please save my school for me and for the other children like me at Oakhurst.