The buildings are not in that bad of shape. Jeffers has had many upgrades, and has plenty of space to have more. Holmes needs work.I will agree there, but not 23 million dollars worth. I do not want my kids paying for their own education in 25 years, when they have to worry about their children's education, and upgrading things again. Nothing will ever be good enough.
We can raise money we can get smaller amounts to do the NEED items now. We are a small community. KEEP IT THAT WAY. We own enough property at each school to do the improvements on that property. There are other options. Spring Lake Public Schools are excellent schools because of the parents and teachers not because they have a cool building. Not because they have a fake brand new football field. Not because we are paying for new tablet computers for kids for 30 years!! This is not what the kids NEED!! They need an education.They are getting that. They need a chair, teacher, food and a roof over their heads!! When did people forget that?
A new facility is not the answer! Yes, we need a new bus garage and buses, but if we were doing things right, wouldn't that have been taken care of? Wait, I know lets bribe the community, see if we can take advantage of our residents. As a school shouldn't we be teaching our children the correct way to get things, not give our kids everything on a silver platter.Not give them it all, and let everyone pay for it.That is the easy way. I get it. Sounds great. 34.00 for 30 years. Awesome!! So I should go get a loan for something I don't need for my kids because the opportunity is there. Does anyone see this is why our kids are spoiled brats? What about that lady or man in the store with the screaming kid.. Bet they got that loan.
Wake up people. we do not NEED all that for our kids to have a better education. The fields are not that bad. If they are, lets get together as a COMMUNITY.(there is a new word COMMUNITY) and fix it. We can fix it, move it, but lets work together to get it done! There is enough money and skills in SPRING LAKE to make things better for our kids without 99,000,000.00 which is what you will be handing over in 30 years. That's IF the interest rate stays the same, and the school bond loan fund does not need more money to pay off the balance and have to raise the interest!!
I know there were meetings for the parents and teachers to discuss a new elementary plan, then a new plan, then a NEW PLAN, then community involvement. This is a community decision, old and young. A decision that is dividing the small community for all the wrong reasons. I just hope that as a community, you will get information on the Bond proposed, and get out and VOTE on November 5, 2013. not because we don't need things in Spring Lake, but because we need to be educated about what we need in Spring Lake. There has to be another option, 30 years is not mine.
Mother of 4 Laker kids, Spring Lake