Board closure vote was a senseless outcome for Morse School
Editor: I am writing this letter for a couple of reasons. First of all, I fell that someone should thank Marvin T Allan of Neville for his nice letter in last week's Booster where he hit the nail on the head about not supporting each other as towns and citizens in demanding fairness and common sense rather than filthy small town politics when these decisions are made.
This brings me to a very important bearing on this senseless outcome. At a meeting on Jan. 19, the then vice chair, now chairperson of the Chinook School Division Board, clearly stated that no matter what Morse did with its numbers, his vote would be to close Morse School at that time. He was obviously chosen to deal with the Morse crew, as the then chairperson didn't have answers for anything.
Mr. Falk's reward for this was not to be stopped by board members, save one, for his inability to be impartial, but was elected chairperson of the same board. His opinion resonates with the other followers and thus we have all but one vote to close our school.
What is even more interesting is who was present at that meeting, such as our Director of Education as well as our MLA, who had to hear that statement, yet chose to do nothing.
On March 19, the public was not allowed to ask questions at the final meeting at Morse School. The Board could not even show gratitude for those who prepared coffee and donuts, but rather exited like little mice who knew then and long before that they were going to close our school.
This school was destined for closure when I started working for them in 1981, when I was told not to get too comfortable here. The maintenance of this building was always secondary to the then Herbert School Division. If we asked for a new student's desk, it was a fight. The results being a desk delivered with more weld than the price of a new one. Yet if the director wanted a new computer he got it. At least twice the office in Herbert was renovated on a whilm, including air conditioning.
How, I hear the school has to go because of mould. How many people may be sick because of this? Why are people still in there? A few years ago a Catholic school in Swift Current was closed for a time
A wrong statistic was printed in the letter “SaskParty takes the wrong boat on nuclear issue” in the May 21 edition of the Southwest Booster. The letter’s author clarified the initial cost of the MAPLE 1 and MAPLE 2 was estimated at $140 million not $23 billion. because of mould, why not Morse?
The government should maybe disband and start over.
Steve MacInnis - Morse