The Enterprise — Melissa Hale-Spencer

Pledging their allegiance to the flag as well as to Altamont Elementary School, supporters turned out in force at Tuesday’s Guilderland School Board meeting, wearing red shirts that proclaimed “It takes a village,” an African proverb popularized by Hillary Clinton in a 1996 book of the same name. After hearing their comments, the board, following a lengthy discussion, voted to set aside a consultant’s recommendation to close the school.