To the Editor:

The education of Region 12's kindergarten through fifth-grade youngsters is exceptional.

Yet, we have members of our school board who have suggested it's best to put these small young people on a long, wasted bus ride and place them in a new $40 million building.

They believe then and only then would they receive a good education.

The state ranking for schools proves them wrong. It's too bad the state doesn't have a ranking for school boards.

On January 4, 1962, John F. Kennedy stated, "A child miseducated is a child lost."

I want to thank the four school board members who tried to point the region in a better direction. I am grateful to the people who had the good common sense and voted "no" to stop the unnecessary and expensive new facility, and to safeguard the voting rights of the small towns and to make sure our children are not lost.

If our Region 12 Board of Education would put to vote the repairs to our present facilities that are truly necessary, I believe residents would support it.

If they would listen to their small partner towns instead of wasting years and much money and agony, we would be further ahead in finding a resolution.

If our superintendent would concentrate her efforts on being a manager of our present system for which we hired her and quit being a salesperson for a new building, we would all be better off.

Destiny is not a matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is a thing to be achieved.

There are resolutions.

William T. Stuart

Bridgewater