Sound off: Nov. 18, 2012

By From page A8 | November 18, 2012

The Fairfield-Suisun School Board voted Thursday to alter the makeup and boundaries for several schools over the next four years.

Here are some comments on an article about a Tuesday meeting to discuss the changes:

  • I guess this is what happens when you close schools without researching the outcome: overcrowded schools, kids being shuttled all over Solano County and a need to “fix” it after only four months. I find this comment by Ms. Cottingim-Dias to be totally ridiculous: “It also puts the expectations on the older children to act as role models.” Is she referring to all of the fighting that the middle schoolers do in front of the K-6 students, the swearing, the PDA, the gangster clothing they wear?
  • So why are they turning an elementary school into a middle school and turning away the elementary kids to an obsolete route? That makes no sense to me. How about turning Sullivan back to a middle school and turning B. Gale Wilson back into a K-5? I think districting matters also, it’s causing too many families from the further end of town to drive their kids to school and cause traffic congestion. Send your kids closest to their home so most can walk and cut on neighborhood traffic.
  • I am not that familiar with the campus, but why not reopen Sullivan as a high school or at least a middle school? That is a huge property and could reduce some of the pressure from Fairfield and Armijo

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