Who are these people who have come up with this proposal? I am amazed we can't find people in Washington County with more intelligence and less gullible than to believe everything the Board of Education sets forth and tells us we must have. If I were a parent with school-age children, I'd be livid.
Look at just a few examples -- 134 students from Winter Street Elementary School shifted, but 94 children from Salem Avenue then sent to Winter Street. Does that make sense? Old Forge Elementary School (Smithsburg area) students sent to Cascade Elementary School (on top of the mountain). Make yourselves a chart and see how ridiculous this shifting really is.
I believe all this is because the Board of Education wants to build a new school that we do not need. I have said this time and again: We are captive to whatever the Board of Education wants and we have people in government who will not stand up to them and say no.
R.I. second-grader seeks help with class project
To the editor:
I am writing to you to say hello from the smallest state in the union, Rhode Island. I am a seventh-grader attending school in Pawtucket, R.I.
In my geography class, we are working on a semester-long project, which includes creating an oral, written and poster project on a particular U.S. state. I chose to do my report on Maryland.
If your readers could send me some information, pictures or tourist information, it would help me so much with my project.
Your readers could send the information to me at school. You can send the information to Leah Smith, Goff Junior High School, 974 Newport Ave., Pawtucket, RI 02861.
Thank you so much for your help with my report and project.