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Woodland School.... Hmmmm

I am amazed by the elaborate 60.9+ expense for an elementary school.
Why can't we build a practical school for our children to LEARN not build an elaborate PLAYGROUND?
Is it really necessary to have art halls, learning areas on every floor, two stage areas and a new soccer field for 3-5th graders?
I have two sons that have gone to Woodland. They obviously got an education without all the extras...
I'd rather see the school be built to practicality needs as well as find a way to ease the pain of traffic jams at Stacey.... The worst place to try and park and wait for your child!!
Just my opinion. I can't be the only one that thinks this project is overwhelming out of control.
Plus if the Town gets away with these easements on those poor residents then where will they go next?

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Amazed by Milford February 01, 2014 at 11:56 AM
Thank you all for your comments. I hope Cappuccino is right that people will call Town Meeting members and voice their concerns. I don't think any of us dispute needing a new school, the issue is to what extreme are they going to carry it out at.
Gun Rights February 02, 2014 at 10:28 AM
I think you hit the nail on the head Amazed. Everyone knows the school doesn't meet our current needs, but why not renovate/add to the existing or find a new site for the school?
Cappuccino February 10, 2014 at 12:06 PM
I can't stand it!! This quote is from the Patch: The new school will feature several “green building” features that reflect the Town of Milford’s commitment to environmental sustainability, and the goal is to achieve a LEED Silver certification. They are destroying TWO schools and want to call it "green". What a snow job. From your mouth to God's ear. The plan entails abandonment of Middle School East and demolition of Woodland. This is NOT an Eco-friendly approach. Reuse, recycle, refurbish in a time of economic uncertainty would be better. There are townspeople who live paycheck to paycheck. The Town Meeting Members should consider ALL whom they represent, not just the politically connected. Nothing portends the future than the past. The old St. Mary's Elementary Building was left to the elements, the same goes for the old Stacy school. Milford barely maintains it's occupied schools. We can envision what will become of Middle School East. And I wonder why the committee didn't have an open house of THAT building. Everyone wants that "new school smell". Unfortunately, like a new car that "new" wears out before the payments do! Reuse, recycle, reclaim, restore, repurpose. NOT Ravage & ruin. This throw away society is out of control.
K. February 10, 2014 at 11:54 PM
Here is all you need to know about the town of Milford and schools. When faced with a situation of either paying teachers at MHS for additional services in support of existing AP classes for which the teachers weren't getting paid, and creating a new artificial turf football field, the town went with the field. The idea was that MHS could host tourneys and the like. Unfortunately the field was destroyed and had to be fixed. To date it hasn't been a huge money maker. It's okay though, all those extra AP classes are gone. The point is, the Town LOVES TO SPEND YOUR MONEY!! That's it. They don't have to be smart about it, or make reasonable decisions, they just have to spend your money because they have been allowed to do this by the townspeople. The people driving the bus while you sleep in back...have no business driving a bus.
K. February 10, 2014 at 11:57 PM
Oh, and someone vote for a weight room for those kids at MHS. I saw the some of the larger players over the summer when dropping my kid off at day camp. Really, get those kids a serious weight room. 200-230lb Varsity Linemen is not okay.

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