Absurd To Close Schools
I think it’s absurd to want to close the schools because the staff in those high schools (i.e. Far Rock, Beach Channel and Jamaica) are experienced and more highly paid than the less tenured teachers in the smaller schools! I may not have all of the facts, but it makes no sense to have our children (again) bused to other area schools to get taught by younger less paid staff. Change is good when it will help everyone across the board, but this makes no sense.
Maybe if some of those politicians rallying for the closing, would take a pay cut or no pay at all, we could save our schools and those teachers with experience could teach the newcomers. We do need to move forward without it taking us too many steps back.
I am from the area and attended Far Rock in 73-74. I moved to NJ and finished HS there.