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Proposed FUSD/CUSD Consolidation

The Florence Unified School District is asking the residents of San Tan Valley, Florence and Coolidge to support their desire to take over three schools, currently located in San Tan Valley, but part of the Coolidge Unified School District. I will continue to research this issue so that I don't miss anything before the vote in Nov, HOWEVER that said, today here are my 2 cents.
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The Time Is Now

Every year, the 10 days between Rosh Hashanah & Yom Kippur mean more and more to me. I love how our Rabbi encourages questions with true thought and reflection. Last night's and today's sermons were incredibly powerful and I am still finding myself reviewing all that was said in my head tonight.
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Knock It Off Already!

It really doesn't matter to me who you are supporting in the Presidential Race. There are dozens of candidates to consider. THAT SAID, let's knock the elementary name calling off. Jiminey Christmas folks - stick to the facts, ditch the emotional knee jerk reactions and try to find who you think you will be able to agree with about 80% of the time.
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I Broke Down & Cried

I don't know where to start. Do I start with how sad I was this morning waking up and remembering? Do I start with how heartbroken I was as I got ready, like I did that day, but instead of seeing a plane hit a tower when I turned on the news, I saw another random shooting on a valley freeway and a manhunt underway to find a suspect who shot at another police officer? Do I start by telling you that every year I tell my kids where I was, what I was doing and how I felt, but that when I told them this year it was different?
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