Earthquake. Tsunami. Get that earthquake kit together.
I'm at the BEX Oversight Committee meeting and a couple of things just occurred to me:
- the money for the Silas Potter program came from Capital (you all understood this, right?) Question is, which Capital pot of money - there are 3 possible choices. It would be interesting to find out and see who had oversight for that money (likely Fred Stephens but there might be others).
- they are going to build decidedly bigger schools for elementary so for those whose schools might come in on the BEX IV list, you will get a new building but you will also have a larger school population. The new size range proposal is 510-734. (And there are plenty of large elementaries throughout the nation. I think we are more of an anomaly for an urban district to have many "small" schools.)
- KING 5 news had a blurb about the district cutting one-third of maintenance staff to fill the budget gap. Absolutely the wrong place to cut and the day of reckoning will come someday. Other people may worry about what would happen to the Viaduct if we had a major earthquake; I worry about what would happen to some of our very old school buildings.