Tipster Jim Langell is really p.o’d about the hefty $850,00 being spent to renovate Woodman Field. To him, it’s an issue of the Board of Ed’s misaligned priorities: High school science lab – no. Environmental Science Program – no. Baseball Diamond – yes.
The board of education is moving forward with the tree removal at Woodman field. They are cutting down 4 trees to reposition the baseball field. The scary thing is that they will spend the $850k to do it. Another waste of taxpayer funds.
At a time when the High School has just cut $500,000 by not building a new science lab, and given the extreme need for these labs, this makes no sense. The High School also cut a major Environmental Project using photovoltaics in order to save money. Believe me, when the college admissions counselor asks the questions, it√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s going to be hard to justify a moved baseball field versus a science lab.
$850,000 to move the field 17 feet. Go figure. In a town that has one of the lowest expenditures on text books per student IN THE STATE. In a town that just eliminated THE ONLY GIFTED ED COORDINATOR FOR THE SAIL PROGRAM IN THE DISTRICT.
The Board of Education doesn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t care what the residents of this town want. It doesn√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢t care about anyone√¢‚Ç¨‚Ñ¢s tax burden. It cares about its own bloated bureaucracy and spending the full allocated budget in every situation. They are beholden to no one and relish in it.