To the Editor:
As a Newtown taxpayer, who continues to see his taxes go up, I was dismayed when I learned that my child is not as important to the town as the kids going to the public school. It is my understanding that St Rose, and other private schools in Newtown, will not be given the same security measures due to it being a private school.
It's interesting to note that the families who choose to send their children to a private school, for any of the various reasons, are still required to pay the same taxes to the town. The town realizes a financial benefit because it's one less child in the public school system, yet our town leaders don't feel the natural obligation should be given for the same safety measures for these children.
If we as a community believe that our children are in need of additional security, then it should be for all children of the community, not one over another. The families who send their children to private schools in Newtown deserve the same consideration as those who send their children to the public schools. Remember the public schools realize a financial benefit because of the number of children that go to the various private schools in our community.
Boulder Creek Road, Newtown October 20, 2013