Without wishing to sound like know it alls, we understand this: the Pope John facility is the best shorter term fix for the public schools overcrowding on the table.
And while Pope John is a solution, trailers for Everett’s public school children are not.
The time has come and is long overdue, in fact, to make a decision to move forward.
Each day that passes without a concerted effort being made to reduce the overcrowding problem it gets worse.
It does not matter what the council did about Pope John two years ago or three years ago.
That was then.
This is now.
The city council does not have to live or die by any of its decisions.
They can all be changed to meet new challenges.
This is such a case.
Getting on with the Pope John development to house more than 1,000 7th and 8th grade students is the way to go.
A trip of a 1000 miles begins with the first step.
Let’s take that first step and then get back to work trying to make do until such time as Pope John reopens its considerable facility for the well-being of the Everett public school children.