Monday, January 26, 2015

Playground To Cost More Than New Home

Included among the planned Greece Central School District Capital Improvements are new and/or upgrades to playgrounds at half-a-dozen district schools. 

The list below shows they will expend more than half of the $415,000 allotted at Pinebrook alone! That $225,000 is enough to build a new home!

Pinebrook ~ $225,000* (to install new equip.)

West Ridge ~ $75,000 (to install new equip.)

Paddy Hill ~ $40,000 (to install new equip.)

Long Ridge ~ $25,000 (partial equip. replacement)

Lakeshore ~ $25,000 (partial equip. replacement)

Craig Hill ~ $25,000 (to install)

TOTAL ~ $415,000 @ six elementary schools! The others didn't make the cut.

* Enough to build a new home!


Anonymous said...

"Family Friendly Initiative" Brought to you by? And why? At whose expense?

SCATS said...

To 5:26PM ~~ Where did that moniker come from?

Anonymous said...

Interesting that the newest school on the list, needed to greatest amount for improvement/expansion.

SCATS said...

To 6:42PM ~~ Well those "chosen" few types can be VERY needy ;)

Anonymous said...


The thread makes mention of "install".

Do costs represent "install" only or "purchase and install"?

SCATS said...

To 11:40AM ~~ After my initial posting, I went back and pulled the EXACT language used in district docs to ensure I didn't somehow get it wrong.

Anonymous said...

Cost of special vote could be used to pay for some playground equip.

Anonymous said...

To: SCATS 12:08PM

Thanks for check on wording.

Seems strange to separate install costs from purchase costs in CAPITAL projects.

SCATS said...

To 4:13PM ~~ That would make too much sense!

To 5:05PM ~~ I agree 100% but that is excatly how it's worded. I supsect the BOE hasn't given it any thought either.

Anonymous said...

parent volunteers can install the has been done in spencerport. Time consuming but saves a great deal.

SCATS said...

To 12:19AM ~~ Good idea! And the PTA's can raise the $$ ;) It's been done in GCSD in the past.