opinion: Ypsilanti-Willow Run merger exciting, exhausting to watch
As a relatively recent graduate of the formally recognized Ypsilanti Public School District, observing the restructuring of the merged Ypsilanti Community School District is both exhilarating as well as exhausting.
Consolidating the school districts feasibly is responsible while the affects are disheartening for those who have invested their energy inspiring youth. Our youth deserve the opportunity to develop skills that are universal yet unique to their abilities.
Most participants engaged in the attempt to build a unified school district are envisioning coordinating resources that ensure our youth are empowered individuals interested in contributing to the better of Ypsilanti.
The primary focus of adults in our community should align with impressing the idea of championing the importance of exceptional programming, retaining brilliant educators and utilizing facilities in district to optimize our students educational experience.
I hope Ypsilanti enthusiast also commit to being innovative in their attempt to market the new school district to appeal to the needs of our residents. For the sake of our children let's continue to passionately preserve the heritage of Ypsilanti and honor each other's opinion.
I encourage those of interest to join an advisory committee to assist in defining what are the needs of Ypsilantians.
D’Real Graham is a graduate of the Ypsilanti Public School District and a resident of Ypsilanti.