Wednesday, December 03, 2008

Bad decision!

Our local School Board has voted to build a new school on the grounds where the community track is situated. The end is nigh for the track, and I am deeply saddened. My emotions actually sway between sadness and anger. A place for kids to run -- gone. School track meets -- gone. A safe place for the elderly -- gone. Children facing a continent wide obesity problem -- still here.

The Board, despite the rhetoric, had made their decision long ago; and lacking any imagination, seemed limited to an either or option of a new school being in only one of two places, with no concrete arrangements made to see another one built. If anyone believes that the city will build a new one in the future, well I've got a bridge to sell you, and I'll meet you at the new library tomorrow to make the deal.

I have often heard lately, "the best interest of the children" should be done. What misleading crap! The best interest of the children is to have a new school and track.

Soon the track will be another site relegated to the dustbin of local history. Thanks Jay Yule and the Board. This is your legacy.

3 comments:

Alfred E. Neuman said...

You could always run laps around the beautiful all-weather playfield that has been so tastefully installed on the old arena site.

Anonymous said...

Brutal!! Long live the track!!!

Lawrence said...

I'm afraid the track is dead anon.

A beautiful green space and soccer pitch in the middle of town is doomed. Local residents: think of another comparable soccer field in the middle of town? Yeah, not many others. The fact the pitch is utilized so often by so many is something overlooked here.