This mornings Sun Chronicle published a letter from a N Attleboro woman who has witnessed inequities between the elementary schools that service their children. In a town as large as NA, obtaining a level of equity would be far more difficult than it would be in Seekonk.
If inequities still exist in Seekonk between Aitken and Martin, they are likely not as obvious as NA's. These inequities may burn just below the surface. In fact, it would probably take a bit of effort and investigation to discover if our children and the system could benefit from a restructuring.
This discussion began in '06 when North School was closed. Dr Andreozzi suggested the children would be better served by a k-2 school and a 3-5 school. All hell broke loose. The tears stopped flowing and the fears were put to rest only when Doc's proposal was withdrawn.
I was just curious if any further thought has been given to such a restructuring. Many at the old yahoo site including Tom and myself thought the move to be a step in the right direction. All children would theoretically begin in the same school and graduate from school together creating a stronger sense of community. There would be more flexibility to obtain reasonable class sizes. Supplies, books and teachers for each grade level would be located in one school. The only real negative that I can foresee, if one even exists, is cost.
Now that we have a new superintendent and a forum where the deciders (at least Dave and Mitch) are contributing, I think a dialogue could be beneficial.