You may recall my sometime informant, Even Deeper Throat.
Well, like the character in the horror movie ... he's baaack, and what he has to say about the Silver Street school scandal is quite revealing.
Take it away, EDT:
I last heard it would be Pine View closing. A friend is on the so-called committee -- which is really just a shield to insulate (Supt.) Brooks on the decision making process -- he explained the committee and what they do and it is all just insulation. There are about 30 people involved and my friend admits that he is ignorant in such matters. He feels they should have experts in the field study the situation, not some home grown committee of people who have no expertise in this area and who are being used as a rubber stamp for what the administration wants to do … (my friend) told me he believes that neither school should be closed. The savings would only be about 300,000 per year out of a $74 million dollar budget. Savings come from utilities, a principal and some staff. A lot of the staff would follow the students to the other schools, and you can only sell the building once.