The following letter comes from Benicia resident, Pat Anderson. Post your opinion to Benicia Patch here.
I’m sorry — but I find it pretty damn hard to believe that three-fifths of our School Board, in the space of 45 minutes, voted away up to $90,000 of our public educational funds to support an unproven, hare-brained scheme: locking in all 1,400 of our high schoolers during their lunch period, and forcing cafeteria food on them. That the vote was championed by Mr. Messina, who recently bemoaned spending a quarter of that amount on a long-deserved parcel tax for our schools, is beyond belief!
All three board members showed immaturity and disrespect to the public and their colleagues by not tabling the motion until the full five-member Board could discuss this cock-eyed “program.”