To The Editor:
To the Taxpayers of Massena,
Hi. My name is Chontelle Wilber. I go to Alternative Education and Im in eighth grade.
The way I feel about our program closing is horrible. This program had helped me through so much. If it wasnt for Alternative Education, I probably wouldnt be here right now. My grades since Ive been here have been amazing.
Before going to Alternative Education my math grade was always failing, and now Im finally passing for the first time. Ive never had my grades so high.
Alternative Education saved me from bullying. I was bullied everyday at the junior high. Ever since then I feel like myself here. Its like my home. I can act myself.
If I was in the high school, I know for sure I wouldnt act myself. Everyone judges you all the time and at Alt Ed that never happens. All the students and staff are like a family here.
Now, with all this happening, were not going to be anything anymore. We had lots of good times together. I just really hope this school doesnt shut down because this program means the world to me. Thats the reason I wake up every morning for school.
Ive never really been happy to wake up to go to school. But this program isnt just a regular school, its family. Please help us save our school.