Narragansett district reorganization advisory committee meeting at 5 P.M. on Monday, February 12, 2018 in the central office - see you there.
Not sure how a reorganization committee meeting post morphs into a new roof discussion. From what was discussed at our first meeting was what, if any suggestions can be made to the school committee regarding the opening of the new elementary school and the moving around of kids. Since I have been described as rude, offensive, small of a person etc., it may surprise some that one thing I thought should be on the table was any children with a disability, wheelchair, sight, hearing, should be given the opportunity to attend the new school, regardless of where they live, for the simple fact I feel the new school would be best equipped to serve those students. From what was discussed, anything this committee comes up with are only recommendations and everything will be up to the school committee. This is one of those meetings you should attend and listen to if you are truly concerned with your Town.
As for the roof, I think if one checks, there are portions of the rubber roof that have been replaced. There was mention of planning, budget and such and there was mention that the rubber roof will be shortly coming to it's expected life's end. Again, this is one of those committees that you should attend when they have meetings.
Remembering that the new elementary school is a Templeton only project, as Phillipston opted out of it, therefore, Phillipston should not be able to benefit from it, other than any children with disabilities.
Let us remember, when money was asked for a new roof for Templeton Center school, it was denied, several times, so now you all get to pay 47 million for a new school. As one senior resident told me, if we had taken better care of our schools, we probably would not have to be spending this large amount of money now, but we didn't, so here we are.