A school is the heart of a community. Without a school, a community will suffer; without a supportive community, a school will suffer.

Education cannot be measured in enrollment alone. It must be measured in passion, integrity and perseverance. Nowhere is that more evident than in Andover.

Recently the SAD/RSU 44 School Board voted to close this small-town elementary school. It is now up to the citizens of Andover to rally and fight to keep that school open.

Karen Thurston, Rumford