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I will be contacting all my friends in the Bentonville, Bella Vista, Centerton and other Benton County areas to state my feelings. I grew up poor, and had it not been for public schools, paid for with tax dollars, I would not be enjoying the life I have now. The area that they are proposing for the new high school is a fast-growing area. But no matter where it is built, there is an urgent need for more classrooms. I can understand the opposition to it being built near Centerton, but the main issue is the need. Northwest Arkansas is growing rapidly, faster than the schools can handle. We have many portable classrooms and more to come. Bentonville School District just completed building a new junior high. Yes, it is out near Centerton also. This school already has class sizes that are almost at their maximum. I also know that this school was built to replace the portable classrooms but, if numbers continue to climb, they could be reopened as early as next year. I’ve heard many complain about building another hi

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Opinion, Pages 6 on 09/11/2013

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