Goshen News, Goshen, IN

Letters to the Editor

November 30, 2013

Letters for Nov. 30, 2013

‘Tis the season of giving. I hear a lot about giving to the Food Bank Of Northern Indiana, but are you aware that Elkhart County has its own food bank? Church Community Services became the food bank specifically for Elkhart County in April 2013.

I don’t want to take away from the Northern Indiana food bank as it has a worthy mission and is also in need of donations, but it serves the following northern Indiana counties: Kosciusko, LaPorte, Marshall, Starke and St Joseph. If you want your donations to go to your neighbors in Bristol, Goshen, Elkhart, Nappanee, Middlebury, New Paris and Wakarusa, give to your Elkhart County Food Bank at Church Community Services. Its address is 907 Oakland Ave., Elkhart, IN 45616.

If you “like’ it on facebook there is a red donation button you can click on. Thank you for keeping your friends and neighbors in mind when giving this holiday season and throughout the year.

— Deb Krawiec

Elkhart

GHS students should be able to enter in the front

I hope that when they start the renovations to Goshen High School that they will let the students get off the bus and go right into the school. As it is now, the buses drop the students off in the mornings at the U.S. 33 entrance and students have to walk all the way around to the back of the school, which is the new main entrance. When school lets out, students are allowed to use the U.S. 33 entrance/exit to get to their buses for the ride home.

Having the students walk around the building in the rain and snow seems kind of risky to me. It also leaves the students wide open to anything else that may happen.

Mr. (Barry) Younghans, the principal, told me the reason for this was because they couldn’t afford to hire someone to watch both doors in the mornings. I hope this can get resolved soon because I read in The Goshen News where the government is giving several schools money to improve their security systems. Goshen High School received more than $49,000 to improve its security system.

So, please, stop making those students walk around the building to get in. By the way, I’m a grandmother who takes her grandson to school because he doesn’t want to ride the bus an hour to get to school when it only takes 10 minutes by car.

— Carolyn Bogucki

Goshen

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Three Goshen elementary schools — Chandler, Chamberlain and West Goshen — are providing free meals to all students during the school year as part of the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Community Eligibility Provision of the Healthy Hunger-Free Kids Act of 2010. Nearly 80 percent of students at Chandler, 89 percent of students at Chamberlain and 78 percent of students at West Goshen already qualify for free or reduced-price lunches based on their family income. How do you feel about the new lunch program?

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