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School district needs to react to the facts
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A couple of months ago, the Monroe school district administration recommended the elimination of the fourth band instructor (which had been funded by a private group called CHIME). They cited the decreasing band enrollment projections and the additional cost of funding the position as the major factors.The district administration had forecast a large drop in band enrollment next year which would allow three instructors to teach students at a better student-to-instructor ratio than most Badger Conference schools (this is a very valid argument if it were true). Most band supporters were skeptical of the forecast, and we now see that the band enrollment actually has increased from last year.

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