By Hugh Drummond, Harwich Taxpayers Association
Once again I am truly amazed while watching the Monomoy School Committee in action.
The latest is their idea to hire a moving coordinator to oversee the moves from the Harwich Middle School to Chatham, the Chatham and Harwich High Schools to a new facility, and the administration offices to Chatham.
It was stated that this would be a part-time position, but all too often, part-timers become full.
My guess is the cost would approximate $50,000. However it’s only the taxpayer’s money.
Again I reflect upon my life experience. Until I retired to Harwich, my wife and I moved every five years, both domestically and internationally, with three children and a dog. We never had a moving coordinator.
Additionally, I experienced three office moves with a large corporation to new facilities. Never did we have a moving coordinator. About a week before the move, the moving company would come to the office, estimate the number of boxes that were needed, distribute labels on which to print your name and new location.
On the Friday before the move, the office would close early, you were expected to finish packing what was to be moved, and the following Monday you would report to your new location.
No muss, no Fuss and no expense.
Of course, I worked for a “for profit company” so maybe that makes a difference.
The Monomoy School District has 364 full-time equivalent staff. You would think one or two of them could find time to fill in where needed.