[OPINION] Thoughts On A New High School For Perth Amboy

by Ronald A. Sobieraj

There is talk about a new High School for Perth Amboy. Here are my comments.

There is space just west of the current High School. It could be built on the site of what is now Waters Stadium, just a short walk away. That existing street would be blocked to vehicle traffic. Waters Stadium has little available parking space, a new stadium in the northwest area could have adequate parking space or space for a second playing field.

Building a new High School at the edge of town may require a perpetual need for transporting students. The ideal location is one close to where most students live. Some claim “the state would pay for it”, but the state only gets its money from people. Spending more in one area leaves less money for other areas. Politics is the prioritization of spending and taxing.

Ronald A. Sobieraj is a Perth Amboy resident.

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