March 23, 2010

New schools likely to open in 2012

It looks like city officials will agree to speed up the construction timeline for the proposed new schools. See the story here.
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15 comments:

Anonymous said...

Why listen to the tax payers.Just keep spending. This will finish Bristol.

Positively Right said...

The problem is widespread and not exclusive to Bristol. The BOE(s)
is(are) generally a group of somewhat ignorant people who are led around by the nose by the Superintendent(s).

The main problem is that the BOE is taking marching orders from the Superintendent and not the citizens. They are there to monitor and supervise the Superintendent. Otherwise who else is? Since the BOE is not doing their jobs (at least some) they should be terminated. That will help remedy the problem. The problem with that solution is that the education lobbying groups like the teacher unions and the PTA which control both political parties here in Bristol (again to varyiing degrees) do not support what I am stating.

Anonymous said...

Hope Tom Obrien is happy

Anonymous said...

Thanks Tom for killing any chance Bristol has.

Anonymous said...

Vote them all out!

Anonymous said...

We should all rent our houses to a buisness like tom obrien does. Mr big spnender.

Anonymous said...

Where are the self proclaimed conservatives of Bristol? Mayor and city council we will remember you at election time for creating debt we the taxpayer cannot afford.
I don't understand how Bristol politicians think we can afford these schools when they can't even balance the current budget.

work, work, work said...

3:11 - all of you naysayers were supposed to get together in the last election and vote for a whole new BOE but each and every one was reelected so:
1. your opinion is in the minority view
2. you obviously didn't get the word out to enough people to make a difference
3. those who are so mouthy on this blog are too lazy to get their butts out to the polls to express their views
4. if you don't do anything different the next time, you will realize the same result - you lose.

Anonymous said...

Mr Cheap killing bristol.Drove by Obriens house wed and saw the whole street lined with cars. Guess this is ok with the police and zoning. The town planner wont comment on this. But he doesnt have time for the tax payers.

Anonymous said...

When your in the click you get away with anything.

look at me said...

7:53 - is your car registered and insured? betcha most of those were - idiot.

duh? said...

1:52 - "click" this

Poboy said...

"New schools likely to open in
2012"

This is another typical Collins piece that is just absurd. Anyone with an ounce of common sense knows this is impossible. If they broke ground on 2 schools tomorrow they wouldn't be done in two years and the city has not even put either structure out to bid yet. The bidding process, assuming they have started it already (doubtful) will bring us into 2011. My son was a freshman when they started the BEHS renovation and when he graduated the project still wasn't finished. What a load of drivel.

Positively Right said...

What does all this nonsensical name-calling have to do with the fact that the Board of Education is (generally) a group of inept lap-dogs for the Superintendent, a city administrator they are supposed to be in charge of?

Anonymous said...

O'Brien's house is in a business zone, as are the two buildings directly across the street.
He is doing nothing illegal: the building was used for business over 20 years ago.

And, the BOE is no more irresponsible in monitoring steiffer, than the public is in monitoring Ward and other officials.