Save Warwick Veterans Memorial High School!
The Long Term School Committee of Warwick Public Schools has proposed a plan to the School Committee about the declining finance and student population throughout Warwick middle schools and high schools. They have proposed a plan to be voted on December 10th, 2013 whether or not this plan should be put into place. We must put a stop to this plan so we can not only save the actual budgets throughout the Warwick public school system, but also the Warwick Veterans High School community that would be destroyed if this plan were to take place next year!
The details of the plan were not addressed at either meeting held December 2nd or December 3rd that were to explain the details of this plan. In brief, over two hours they explained the plan. This plan is to have Gorton Jr. High and Aldrich Jr. High closed and to have Warwick Veterans Memorial High School repurposed as asuperjunior high school. This would then mean the high school students from Warwick Vets would be split unevenly with boundaries not spoken by the long term committee to both Toll Gate (with less sports facilities, less accessibility, less resources, and less space) and to Pilgrim (in worse physical condition, worse school structure, busier area, and worse school facilities).
This plan has many cons to it, along with very few pros. It is highly recommended that if you want to put a stop to this plan, you sign the petition on the Sign the Petition page. Also, view the Pros/Cons page to have a complete view of what we are gaining and losing out of this plan.
Remember, the Long Term committee was supposed to belong term, not 5 years, but 15 years. They were supposed to propose 3 plans, not 1. They were supposed to provide factual evidence and professional data of the budget increases/decreases for the buildings, advancements, closings, reconstructions, etc., and they didn't. And finally, they should think not only about numbers, but about people and the community.