Despite efforts by the Alpena teachers to offer other ways to save the district money, the School Board is continuing to pursue huge wage cuts for them. As I was out and about this weekend, I was thinking of the terrible impact this will have on the community. Instead of dining out and shopping at local businesses, our teacher families will be home trying to decide how to save their houses. Also, when our best and brightest teachers leave Alpena in frustration, our children will not be receiving the education they deserve. The next School Board meeting is Monday, May 19, at 5:30 at the Central Office on Gordon Road. Come and support our teachers.