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It does not take a genius to figure out why a majority of the Woodbury County Board of Supervisors (3) voted not to renew the mental health services agreement they presently have with two other counties.  In my opinion, they wanted services the Sanford Center provides to be terminated simply because of racism.

The Sioux City Community School District hired the Sanford Center to work with students who have issues and are in need of assistance. I was informed by the district that it was pleased with the performance of the Sanford Center staff and there were no problems.

So the work that the Sanford Center is hired to do is being done professionally and should remain under the Sanford Center. I suggest that those three supervisors examine the records to see the numerous children and families the Sanford staff have helped move on to better lives. It is obvious.

Racism is alive and well today in America and this is another sorry example of it. - Richard E. Hayes, Sioux City


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