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