White Cliff Options
by Bobbie McCreary
June 03, 2004
I sent the following message by email to Harry Martin tonight.
For those who were unable to attend tonight's "open meeting"
with the School District Board,
I commend the White Cliff PTA
on their excellent thinking about possible other alternatives.
HERE's MY EMAIL:
Unfortunately, I had another commitment and had to leave the
town meeting early tonight. So here are some more "out
of the box" ideas. (As I mentioned, I received feedback
from two borough employees that pre-built, buildings would be
too expensive....even for a 20 year solution.)
So, for one year:
How about Rob Holston's float camp tied up at the Dock down town?
I understand he is pretty open to civic service ideas. Making
the buildings meet code for the school district might be too
expensive...OR it might make the float camp more valuable to
him and allow him to donate its use to you for the school year.
I think you should see if the Taku or any other ferry or floating
camp would be available; or, perhaps portables or modulars are
being surplused from some other location in Alaska or Washington
or British Columbia.
Can the District (Borough) buy in Canada? If so, you could get
the exchange rate savings off the cost of some modular units,
shipping out of Whitehorse? They could then be resold; perhaps
to the cruise ship industry for offices and storage.
How about the seniors getting a grant to make the improvements
to White Cliff; the borough improves WhiteCliff, the seniors
reimburses the borough and the City gives the building to the
seniors after this year.
These are my "thinking" out of the box ideas.
My heartfelt appeal, and I do not have any family members in
the school system, just an interest in at-risk youth...
Please don't break up or move
the existing schools, especially Revilla. We need to keep our
kids IN school and keep them in a stable environment so they
Ketchikan, AK - USA
White Cliff Options Discussed by Chris Wilhelm
Thursday - June 03, 2004
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