Oh wait – WE DID!
At Tuesday evening’s (4-22-14) School Board work session, the Superintendent proposed what we’ve suggested all along – to build a small 9-12 High School and grow it as the funds become available. No action is allowed at work sessions but a straw poll of Board members was unanimous in support of the proposal!
A wolf in sheep’s clothing? With this bunch, only time will tell, but on the surface it appears to be just what we have recommended, a 700 student High School built to expand to 1500 as more bonding potential comes on-line. And just as we said, we have enough money to get construction underway and more money becomes available as construction proceeds – WITHOUT RAISING TAXES! TOLD YA!
There will be devils in the details for sure, but if this proposal is above board, it places the district’s needs ahead of its wants, unlike what occurred with the building of Lemons Mill Elementary. That project spared nothing (other than a planatarium) and robbed our county of the 2nd high school we were promised in the 2006 District Facility Plan.
Cause for celebration? Let’s wait until the proposal is officially voted on, but it is encouraging. As for the other two agenda items on the evening's agenda, Board Redistricting and Public Comment – not so much, but we’ll save that for another post. For now, allow us to savor this moment.