Look at the domino effect of jobs lost:
Food Services/ Cafeteria Workers
Teachers Assistants & Special Education Staff
Music programs & Teachers
The Arts: Art & Drama Classes
School Administration, Clerical & Support Staff members
Groundskeeper & Maintenance Crews
All the above, multiplied by six schools closing. So many talented teachers & dedicated workers are out of work. Once the local employment pool becomes flooded, it will be very hard for these people to find work here. A real tragedy, and I am connecting the dots- the military spending overshadows domestic needs. Crowded classrooms, unemployment, having to bus kids out of their own neighborhoods to attend school, simply because the government made wars their priority.