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The demands to provide good teachers and good administrators often outweigh the need to provide good facilities.This is due, in part, to the public sometimes not being willing to support, with their “yes” vote, the financial resources the districts need to provide top-notch facilities.Buildings: To paraphrase Mark Twain, “Don’t sell land, they’re not making it anymore.” The sale of the Mark Morris property to partially pay for the merger costs would be foolish.

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If no reduction in square footage occurs, it is my opinion that the upkeep of the district’s buildings will not improve, but will go in the other direction.

This means that some of the older buildings will reach the point of major rehabilitation or replacement sooner rather than later. It is obvious that in the long term the school district cannot sustain the status quo.

In my opinion, the district can make no more cuts in staff or maintenance spending without causing noticeable and unacceptable deterioration in facilities and/or education quality.

This may already be the case, and these problems may start raising their heads with failing roofs waiting to be fixed, boilers failing, electrical systems shutting down, pavements caving in, etc.

Even taken at face value, the net savings are around $600,000 per year over the next 10 years, less than 1 percent of the district’s annual expenditures.

These relatively modest savings are not worth the educational costs.

It has more square footage of old buildings to maintain than it can keep up with now, and it is not going to get better. If the district doesn’t reduce this square footage, the costs to keep these facilities even close to an acceptable level for use for education goes up, and the money available to provide good teachers and good administrators goes down.

Buildings: Having fewer old buildings to keep usable will allow the district to reorder its financial resources and people resources so that more of both can be allocated to keep buildings usable and extend building life cycles until replacement can be accomplished.

Education: The greatest losers are the students at Monticello Middle School.

They would be deprived of their neighborhood school (to which most can walk) and bused to one of the other middle schools.

Critics say the opposite: It won’t achieve savings or improve schools and would disrupt education and decades of high school tradition.

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