As each school needs an override, the city of Framingham will tell you that the school:
  1. has served our community well for many years,
  2. has reached a point that it no longer meets today's building codes,
  3. has structural deficiencies,
  4. has inefficient and inoperable systems, and
  5. does not adequately support our educational curriculum.
The original Fuller was South Framingham High School whose capacity was 1,500 students. Current capacity is 650 or so. Only 52% of its space is for classrooms. And we have the audacity to call it a school.

When an override is enthusiastically (perhaps unanimously) endorsed by the city council in 2018 or 2019, we can just visualize this public sector cretin salavating and wringing her hands thinking more for me, less for you

The proposed Fuller debt-inclusion override that will be shoved down our throats by the public sector unions (who get the bennies) can be done by borrowing the money. Currently, Framingham's debt under the debt limit is limited to $450 million (5% of total assesed value of the city). The current amount in that debt category is about $120 million. We can easily absorb another $70 million.

Regretably, our idiot mayor (and councillors) will kowtow to the public sector unions (who represent our largest voting block, with money). Our largest is the Framingham Teachers Association. . They have many different unions, all bullying the school committee to find more money. They're just political thugs.

This override is really a series of debt-exclusion overrides to rebuild all our schools over time. Our most recent town manager, the evil Robert Halpin, who works tirelessly at government metastisis, had suggested that we need a total of $300 million to rebuild our schools, and the idea here is to start off small and work up to bigger overrides over time.

See page three of this document

The bottom line is that the taxpayers will be paying for these school rebuilding projects for the remainder of their miserable lives.

The town will remind you repeatedly that these are debt-exclusion overrides that end after the loan is paid back, and not an operational override which lasts forever (well, at least until our sun goes nova and incinerates us).

We know how Framingham loves to talk about its history and all the historic buildings it has. Rather then rebuild our schools, let's allow our schools to become historic. The history buffs like Charles Sisitsky will love talking about the old school buildings we have.

Click image to enlarge

Send comments to: