Another Solution For The School
by Bobbie McCreary
May 27, 2004
I watched last night's School Board meeting closely and listened
to the schooling options for White Cliff students....I heard
one parent make an excellent recommendation that is not on the
Use the Fawn Mountain location and install modular buildings...I
think she was referenced portables, and I am very familiar with
that option, coming from California with its huge growth in student
population. Also, when I was looking for a house here I explored
building a pre-built home. There are "manufactured"
or "pre-built" buildings all over town...the Visitor's
Bureau is one.
This option would be timely and affordable, and in fact, would
probably save the Borough money over all--certainly over the
"patch together" options...and these buildings can
be built to conform with Alaska building code; further they could
be delivered and installed before the new school year. The new
school site might choose to build special use buildings such
as a gym or all-purpose room separately and use the manufactured
buildings for the classrooms and offices.
I strongly urge consideration of this option. Although I have
not spoken with him I understand, Dean Henrick, the facilities
maintenance manager, has information about these buildings.
Let's act now to create a solution that will create the least
possible disruption to the young people of our community; and
hopefull, ease the financial burden on the Borough at the same
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