We have great schools and they need our support. Mike went to MVU, college at Saint Michael's and now owns a growing local business. The needs of our schools are diverse and our communities deserve the choice of how to run and pay for them. Let's listen to our superintendents and local school boards and let them decide if consolidation is the right policy. At the same time we need to support proven programs that ensure all of our children are ready for school with the right nutrition, nurturing and health care from day one.