It is a shame that it is taking so long for the Auburn School Committee to decide on the Edward Little construction project.

This delay could be attributed to immature committee members whining and threatening to leave the board if they do not get their way.

One might expect that kind of attitude from a third-grader. With this attitude they should leave now and stop preventing progress.

I grew up in this city. My son graduated from EL and I have a daughter who is a sophomore there. I also have a 2 1/2-year-old who would benefit from a state-of-the-art school.

Schools matter.

A new school would help families make decisions on whether they will move to the city or not. It is my opinion we should invest in our children’s future and build a new school.

Everyone seems to be in an uproar over the difference between $50 million to renovate the existing school or $60 million to build new. Well, $10 million over 30 years is $333,333.00 a year (not including interest). It is a lot of money, however, how much will we spend to keep up with a continuing remodel project?

I, for one, am tired of the dragging of the feet and the procrastination of the committee. The committee and politicians should stop thinking we the people do not know anything.

The committee needs to do what is right for Auburn and our children.

Stop whining and make it happen.

James Downs, Auburn

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