"I hope it passes, so we can still have a place to go to school," he said. "I want to keep the experiences and keep the memories that we all made here."
The sense of keeping the experience of attending Stewardson-Strasburg schools was important to others as well.
"It's important not just for the schools but to maintain the viability of the communities," said Lucinda Held, a faculty member. "I went to Stew-Stras, and I'd like to keep my school. This is not a forever tax, and it's the least they can do for us after the state keeps making cuts."
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