What do you think of Spring Lake Public Schools' "super school" plan and upcoming bond vote?

I love it!
16% (72 votes)
I'll support it if it is truly necessary
10% (46 votes)
Needs to be scaled back
5% (22 votes)
Too big of an elementary school
6% (28 votes)
Keep the 2 elementary schools as is
29% (131 votes)
No time to raise tax bills
25% (113 votes)
Uncertain
7% (33 votes)
Total votes: 445

Comments

toosense

Sure would be nice if this poll addressed the cost issue. 2 elementary schools will cost the district 15 millions dollars in additional capital, operating, and replacement costs. Have we not reached the point where we need to distinguish between what we want and what is practical?

hautecouture

Good point, toosense. It's too expensive and not practical.

waterbreak192

Spring Lake just wants something new, I suppose. Most of the elementary schools in Grand Haven are just as old or even older than the two SL elementary schools. GH performed renovations and updates, which worked well and was more cost-effective and fiscally responsible. Personally, many in the community were disappointed that the renovation and updating option did not receive much development and time. It seems the "build new" options were endorsed by the committee from the start.

ninja660

Have the powers that be, ever considered the kids that will be using this stuff? What a concept if the kids would even use some of the things the school districts plan. Get a general use interest first before putting up the "I WANT" list and trying to get the public to fund them - that would be an amazing feat for a school district.

Anakoni

It's funny that an institution that supports education chooses a title that incorporates the word "super". It's trying to be as cool as raising your family with cellphones since they're five. I think the name should be addressing to all the parents, rather than children. The first ones aren't in our generation, to accept this title as being normal.

Phyliss

What does a district not understand, people are fed up with higher taxes. Sure education needs are always a top priority, but sports fields, when all they need is some upgrading? - Penina Mezei

Eugenios

New things would be accepted easier if they didn't cost so much. I will never deny the fact that we need schools and we need education in order to progress, but if there are enough for all to learn, a stop sign should be placed somewhere. I can say I've yet to meet this situation in the Northwestern state, where people build only if necessary and the contributors' money is well spent, in general.

daniell17

I agree with this "super school plan". I have a daughter and I registered her to a good school from the neighborhood. She will start the new year in September. An important aspect that I like about this institution is that it has quality school playground equipment, because we all know that most injuries happen on the playground.

sugars

As i was reading on Edlantis.com, i think that public schools are looking as good as the private ones. I think that they understood what to take from them and what to keep and develop. We all know that education is very important and nobody should play with it.

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