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Modular Buildings/Portable Classrooms
by Robert D. Warner


May 29, 2004

Using modular buildings/portable classrooms seems like an excellent idea to solve the White Cliff problem. Why not move a few of them to each existing elementary school and save taxpayers the cost of operating a separate school?

It would be wrong to shift Revilla High School students around from one place to another. They deserve better. Why not relocate central office staff to the UAS Robinson Building to free up more space? For years that building hasn't been used for much of anything.

We might discover that we don't need quite so many schools and the cost of operating them. Folks in Juneau were perhaps saying that when the wisely said "no" to building a new high school. When is the Ketchikan School Board and Borough Assembly ever going to learn that taxpayers in this commuity cannot afford to pay for everything they want?

Robert D. Warner
Ketchikan, AK - USA



Related News and Information:

The Ketchikan School Board will hold a Special Meeting and a Worksession for the community to discuss options for White Cliff. Agenda

mp3Listen to this KRBD story... The Ketchikan School Board Wednesday night received six alternatives for housing White Cliff Elementary School's 270 students next year. As Deanna Garrison reports, the School Board also heard more discouraging news about the probability of the District remaining in the White Cliff building during the 2004-2004 school year.
KRBD - Ketchikan Public Radio - linked Friday - May 28, 2004


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