I was outraged when I read [the Nov. 15] story about Woodland needing a new roof after only 12 years and how it has been leaking since about 2003 or 2004.
The school had only been opened in 2001 and yet no one thought to worry about a leaky roof only two years after the school was given it certificate of occupancy?
Even the least savvy homeowner knows that a new roof should have a life of 25 to 30 years. How did the Board of Education not know this and how did they let this situation snowball into a million-dollar boondoggle that must now be fixed at the expense of the Region 16 taxpayers at the same time that we are building a new grammar school in Prospect?
Who was the inspector who gave Woodland its certificate of occupancy? Did this inspector rubber stamp O&G’s assertions that things had been done right or did this inspector even bother to go to the site and take a look at what the completed job looked like?
The Region 16 taxpayers deserve better than this and they don’t deserve to have to pay for someone else’s mistakes. The Region 16 Board of Education had better find a way to pay for this huge mistake without passing the cost of the repairs on to the citizens of Prospect and Beacon Falls.
Patricia S. Zappone