To the Editor:
I have to comment on the railroad job the long-range committee has made against the taxpayers and students of Warwick Vets.
I believe the committee is nothing more than a smoke screen for a decision that was made in this administration purely as a money grab. I have to ask what will become of the millions saved by this cutthroat move? Will our property tax go down? Will the teacher unions get more money? Will the top-heavy administration get raises? Who answers these questions?
I am sure the meetings coming up will be a waste of time, as I am also sure the decision has already been chiseled in stone. I say make the School Committee report its line items to the City Council and let them pull the curtain aside. I am sure once we, the taxpayers, find out where all our money goes; we will have plenty of money to give the students a safe and permanent school.
The city needs the three high schools, not only for education but for morale, too. As of this date, I have not heard a good reason to close Vets. I don’t trust the “bean counters.” We are humans, not numbers. I am sure if the School Committee was told to work it out, they would.