Eden Board of Education members have taken a stand against a proposed group home for the developmentally disabled.
School Board members voted to oppose the group home proposed for 8621 Jennings Road in the Town of Eden on Wednesday night.
In a written statement, the board pointed to the fear of sex offenders living less than a mile from the junior-senior high school and the “sufficient” number of similar facilities in the town.
The board wrote it “would be particularly inappropriate and unsafe to allow such a facility where it is currently proposed and where it would alter the existing agricultural nature of the neighborhood, create a sense of unease to the existing residents and pose a potential danger to our students.”
Board members also argued the town already has more of those facilities per capita than neighboring towns.