Keep Coach Link at North Branch Schools sign now

To: The North Branch School Board
Keep Coach Link

We the undersigned urge the North Branch School District Board to retain Phil Link by selecting him for the now vacant Athletic Director position for the North Branch Area Schools.

We realize that the school is under significant financial pressure however losing Phil would be detrimental to the development of our school district and only add to the future financial crisis. Currently Phil encourages retention of students and increased awareness of the schools programs. Many students know Phil not just the football players. He shows genuine interest in their lives and many seek him out. Our declining participation in activities has turned around because of his ability to connect with the students.

With the retirement of Becky Leuer as activity director, you have an opportunity to open up that position to Phil Link. He has the support of the kids, parents and community, what more do you need? Look what he has done in one year. Imagine what he could bring to the rest of the programs in the school as the athletic director. Because of the work that Phil has done we have the opportunity to ATTRACT students into our district. His enthusiasm has trickled into the other sports and students are across the board showing school spirit and the community is rallying again. How wonderful it was to see the stands full at the football games. Students have taken it upon themselves to cheer and show pride in their school for the first time in many years. Because of Phil there has been a significant increase in the number of scholarships that students have received to attend college. We feel that having Phil as our athletic director he can broaden his ability to work for our students. Phil brings a quality of leadership and a can do attitude that has student believing in themselves. Failure to keep Phil will undoubtedly increase the current attrition of students.

The loss of Phil Link will no doubt equate to loss of student enrollment. Our discouraged students will leave North Branch Schools to go to other districts in order to fill the void of losing coach Link. At our current per student funding formula it would only take 10 students to leave and we would have paid for his position. By keeping him it is possible that we will attract new students and his position will have brought something that hasnt happened in many years.

It is up to you the school board to choose to retain the services of Phil Link. We demand that you find a way to keep this valuable resource in our community. It is in the best interest of the students and the North Branch community as a whole to retain Phil Link.

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Latest Signatures

  • 05 January 2016447. Chris O
    we dont talk really... but keep him anyways
  • 30 December 2015446. Marisa Price
    I support this petition
  • 28 December 2015445. Jessica L
    I support this petition
  • 13 December 2015444. Deb D
    Address 7622 339th St My son is going into his second year of football and plans on playing through high school and college. He is in third grade. We need Coach Link to stay
  • 02 November 2015443. Kosta M
    I support this petition
  • 29 October 2015442. Cole L
    I support this petition
  • 22 October 2015441. Nick G
    Address 38875 Keystone Ave. North Branch MN I played for him and he is the only man that can turn our program, school, and community around
  • 15 October 2015440. Kayla G
    I support this petition
  • 12 October 2015439. Martin W
    MAYBE OTHERS ON THE SCHOOL BOARD SHOULD TAKE A PAY CUT SO HE CAN STAY!
  • 07 October 2015438. Quinn Nancyp
    I support this petition
  • 27 September 2015437. Lynn C
    I support this petition
  • 05 September 2015436. Heather M
    I support this petition
  • 23 August 2015435. Danna T
    I support this petition
  • 03 August 2015434. Jason J
    Do the right thing and keep LINK!
  • 15 June 2015433. Joe C
    I support this petition
  • 11 June 2015432. Craig D
    I believe Mr. Link has had a positive impacted on students emotionally, physically, and mentally through his teaching and coaching in his first year. But it doesnt stop there, his community involvement has the community talking and excited for the athleti
  • 10 June 2015431. Dana Allenj
    I support this petition
  • 15 May 2015430. Andy S
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    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 21 April 2015427. Jessica A
    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
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    I support this petition
  • 27 January 2015421. Stuart Craigf
    great guy, bad idea to get rid of

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