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Thursday, May 18, 2006

Pools and Press Boxes

Someone in the community recently posed a question similar to this... "How come the school board delayed and agonized over whether or not to reopen the high school pool for $30,000 but never batted an eye over replacing the press box on the high school track and football field for $130,000?"

  • The high school press box is a one time expense and might not have to be replaced for 20 or 30 years. It was the original box.

  • The money for the high school press box comes from construction funds which do not affect instructional programs

  • The press box was dangerous (I poked my finger through the rotting ceiling which was also supporting the floor for the deck on top)

  • The high school swimming pool cost of $30,000 is an annual cost from the General Fund which comes from the same fund as intructional programs

  • The swimming pool decision also included $43,000 in estimated upgrades and repairs that came from construction funds

These are just a few of things that the school board had to consider when wrestling with the issue.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

I AM CONCERNED AS TO WHY IF THE SCHOOL CORPORATION HAS A STRICT POLICY ON ALCOHOL AND DRUGS WHY SOME SENIOR GIRLS ARE BEING ALLOWED TO STAY IN SCHOOL AFTER BEING CAUGHT WITH SUCH DURING SCHOOL HOURS ON SCHOOL PROPERTY.

Anonymous said...

I have heard it is because of who their parents are. The parents got them out of it. They should be expelled, just like everyone else would be. It is not right they are participating in graduation as if nothing happened.

Anonymous said...

Rumors are damaging. Does anyone know the facts? You should address the Dean of Students at the high school if you have questions. This forum is not the place for gossip.

some $ from here, some from there said...

I think your answer to the source of funding for the pool makes this a lot clearer.

The rumors IN ALL CAPS can move over to myspace.com

LIKE oh - my - gosh, did you hear that there was this one gurl, who was like totally, you know, and she...

Anonymous said...

What about asking each school's PTFO organization about a donation each year to help with pool maintenance. The money that they take in each year from fundraisers could be put to a good use that benefits all corporation families, and be a uniting effort instead of this school or that school has this or that. It's great that they do things to benefit their school, but maybe it's time to think about the big picture. After all, everyone's kids could be using this pool in the future, so why not help finance it, too.