|The triumphant Ultimate Frisbee|
team from MHS.
The eventual unanimous popular support to send the proposal for a new middle school to referendum in November followed a contentious debate about the legal wording of the resolution that would allow the plans to move forward.
|WWMS student Ryan|
Council member Tom
It didn't look promising for passage when Council members questioned everything from the application for a state grant to the location of the new proposed middle school on Hunting Hill Ave. When Deputy Mayor Bob Santangelo finally called time on the debate, the question had not been settled, and a large crowd, consisting of DECA students and parents, Ultimate Frisbee students and parents, and middle school supporters was gathered in the foyer waiting to enter the main meeting.
At the meeting, parents, teachers, Board of Education members, building committee members, city residents and some of the students who were participating in the Mayor For a Day program, spoke in favor of a new middle school.
After a short debate about the legal wording of the resolution, and several Common Council members speaking in favor of the plan, the Council voted unanimously to adopt the resolution.