Public hearing on school boundaries set for Dec. 3

Mon, 11/26/2007 - 10:30pm
By: John Thompson

Mcintosh High School's gym will be the place to be December 3 as the Fayette County Board of Education agreed Monday night to stage a public hearing on the controversial new elementary school boundary lines.
The hearing will start at 7 p.m. at the gym and is sure to feature numerous parents who are concerned about the proposal to shift 2,000 students to new elementary schools next year.
During Monday night's meeting, the board discussed whether East Fayette Elementary School should be closed, but did not reach a decision.
The board plans to take a final vote on the boundaries Dec.17.

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Submitted by camconcay on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 10:47am.

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Submitted by concerned SHME ... on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 1:36pm.

Here are the exact numbers from the FCBOE. In 2003, $678,637.00 was spent on construction and $282,531.00 was spent on new equipment for a total of $961,168.00 for the "state of the art" kitchen renovations at East Fayette Elementary. This year, $430,000.00 was approved, but $541,000.00 was actually spent to install an energy management system and a new air conditioner in the gym at East Fayette. IF you would like to verify this information, please call the FCBOE construction department at 770 460 3990 ext 175. So, the FCBOE will be wasting $1,502,168.00 of our taxpayer money by repurposing East Fayette to a different kind of educational facility. East Fayette is an elementary school, it is set up for K-5. If you turn it into an alternative high school, you will have to spend more taxpayer dollars on bigger desks for high school kids, more computers for high school kids, media center books for high school kids, a bigger parking lot for high school kids that drive, etc. Come on, FCBOE, STOP WASTING OUR MONEY!!! Closing or repurposing a school was not mentioned in the bond that was past 2 years ago. That bond was passed to build and open new schools because of overcrowding. Why would you even consider closing a school if we are building a school because of overcrowding? Could it be because this new school is being built in the wrong place and the only way you have enough students to fill it, is to close another school? We could fill Inman Elementary with the cows and cow patties surrounding it, because there is nothing else out there!

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Submitted by Fyt35 on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 1:46pm.

I am still puzzled about the construction of this school, what were they thinking???

Submitted by heatjam on Tue, 11/27/2007 - 3:22pm.

The question isn't what were they should be WERE they thinking????

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