Tuesday, December 01, 2009

What Will BOE Put On List For Long-Range Facilities?

 
Hold onto your wallet alert! Steve is comparing our district's square footage per student to NY state guidelines, so even though our enrollments are down,  we might need more space!

For years, capital improvements got short-changed in GCSD's annual budget preparations. Tonight the BOE will grapple with some long-range plans. What should be on this list? How should the backlog of needed repairs & improvements be approached & scheduled? How do we priortize them? Should the "wants" be separated from the "needs?"

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

As the school age population diminishes, let's hope that some of the "improvements" are really closings. We should be looking at future needs and planning how and when we can close some buildings.

SCATS said...

To 7:48PM ~~ Surely you must jest! I just heard one of this district's "experts" tell the BOE there may not be sufficient room to add another needed section of pre-K! Of course, they did NOT question the obvious BS they were fed.

Anonymous said...

Nothing changes in Greece. They have been eating it for so long, they don't even know that the "food" has a funny "taste."

Anonymous said...

I understand your sarcasm, SCATS, but we should really be seriously looking at the building requirements for K-12 education. At what future date will we just pick up the babies from the hospital and raise them for the parents? When do we as a society expect the parents to prepare the children for school like our parents did? Was that such a failed method? Do we really need pre-K and pre-pre-K? Or is this just a plan for our educators and administrators to justify their jobs and create work for all the college graduates who want to go into a teaching career?

SCATS said...

To 6:59PM ~~ I wasn't being sarcastic. The BOE heard there may not be room to add another section of pre-K. Incredible, I know.

Anonymous said...

With the pre-k money coming from the state and with the state financial situation as it is I would question why we are not looking at the elimination of pre-k.

Anonymous said...

We can't eliminate Pre-K or all day Kindergarten. The parents would be up in arms because they would be losing their taxpayer paid daily daycare.

SCATS said...

To 6:05AM ~~ Isn't it interesting that it sounds like parents run GCSD whenever it comes to spending money that translates into JOBS, but if it's something like textbooks or test scores, there's never enough money to get the job done right?