Principal Damaris Rau sounds like an idiot. She should not be in charge of one child, never mind a school full of kids.
Putting children in modular classrooms is fine, provided it is an interim solution while the school undergoes construction.
This doesn't happen in other towns. In Darien, for example, 2 out of 5 lower schools did the majority of their construction during the summer months and during vacations. Modular's are new. They use them for specials.
The new high school and middle school's complete new construction were also completed w/in a year, at no risk to students. No MODULAR'S were necessary.
Mayor Dan Malloy of Stamford said "Darien doesn't pay it's fair share of taxes". I disagreed. It was a moronic statement and he couldn't justify it anyway. What else is new? Darien pays less taxes but can rebuild all its schools timely and TO CODE.
We pay lower taxes, but we have a volunteer Fire Department and private garbage pick-up which we pay for. If Stamford/Greenwich pays higher taxes (which they do), where is that extra money going?
This week, the Darien High School had electrical problems and the alarm sounded. The fire department came, and the alarm went off again. Every student had to leave the school grounds immediately, and all after school sports were canceled.
That is the protocol. If these modular's or schools in Greenwich are relying on duct tape to quick fix wires, if the alarm goes off, if the roof leaks....what the hell is wrong with the building commission and the Fire Marshall? The Principal SHOULD be responsible for kids safety. The newspapers SHOULD be covering this. The parents SHOULD be raising hell.
I can't believe the crap that the people running PUBLIC Greenwich facilities get away with. And I continue to wonder why the Greenwich papers print NO REAL NEWS and articles of no worth.
I won't even get into he YMCA's failure to provide a ramp. Again, the BUILDING INSPECTORS could have nipped it by not issuing an occupancy permit for ANYONE.. End of story. I know 2 judges who wouldn't have ruled in favor of the YMCA. I spoke to them. This judge who defended the YMCA is a well-known joke, and probably a resident of Greenwich.
Darien Resident Who Works In Stamford And Has Family In Cos Cob
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