What is up with the maintenance crew anyway? All of the school staff I know complain that nothing is ever fixed. small problems become big problems once they get their fingers in something. I know from my children there area lot of days in the winter when rooms don't have heat.
The problem is not the maintenance crews. The first problem is the architects. They design buildings that cost more to upgrade or repair than to build anew. The second problem is that the BOE is always willing, even eager, to accept such planned obsolescence without even a whimper. The third problem is the mistaken belief that new buildings will automatically cause children to learn better, thereby creating a sense of urgency in many people to agree to pay for new schools. This idiocy in designing school buildings is not limited to school buildings. Houses? A friend and I once rewired a house in half a day, because the wires to the outlets, etc., started in the attic and were allowed to hang free between the studs. Now such wiring is run through and stapled to the studs, thereby making an easy repair impossible. Cars? Gas pumps were not always stuck inside gas tanks. Spark plug exchange, once very easy for anyone, now can require removal of engine mounts and/or removal of all sorts of paraphernalia on top of the engine. Further, the "prevailing wage" law unnecessarily multiplies the cost of repairing older buildings or constructing new ones.I believe that taxpayers are tired of paying for disposable buildings. The old rhetoric that used to work won't work any more.
The BOE asks architects whether to fix old or build new. Build new is what architects do...what answer did they expect? Pocahontas County has many smart contractors,craftsmen,engineers..Did the BOE solicit volunteer help from the community to address maintenance concerns? I know my phone did not ring! Driving down property values and further burdening businesses with higher taxes, with no clear plan for the whole reconstruction process,let alone its future maintenance, sounds like a bad deal to me.
I have not spoken to anyone who will vote yes for this levy no one, neyet ,in fact mostly got a lot of nfw`s...lets knock down our schools because we did not maintain them and build new ones but smaller than the old ones because of declining enrollment and a loss of population .....
the plan for the handy dandy new high school is to tie it right in to the old septic and well same with greenbank which on any given day has water in three different colors depending on where you get it from in the school.... I wish emory grimes girl friend would tell him what a stupid idea this all is
i have talked to some of the teachers at marlinton elem school and they have told me inside the walls are filled with mold. and this is why the kids stay sick. i know norman you don't care
Sounds like Trump talking to me. All words and no proof of anything.
Ever think to ask why the mold is there and not been taken care of.The Road Runner..
Are we supposed to build a new school every time a child gets sick?
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