OK, this morning's paper made my BP go up...
15 Minutes with.... THE DIRECTOR OF MAINTENANCE AT THE PUBLIC SCHOOLS????
How very interesting just as the referendum is the hot topic of the day.
Al Dunn prefaces the article by stating: "Now couple that with tough economic times and a voting constituency that may not be willing to spend the money needed to refresh, refurbish and build new facilities for future enrollments."
THAT, in and of ITSELF, is enough to make me scream!
Here is a portion of the interview:
DN = Al Dunn
WS - Warren Schmidt
DN: Conversely, what don’t you like?
WS: I don’t like that fact that we can’t make the improvements at our buildings. It’s always working short.
DN: That leads to the next question: A big issue percolating now is the condition of the facilities. What, in your opinion, is the most urgent fix needed?
WS: Badger School, mostly because if you look at the real numbers of kids that are coming up, it’s only going to get worse. You’re going to put another up to 120 kids into a very old structure where you really get concerned about the quality of education, the way they have to move through the building.
DN: What happens if the referendum fails again?
WS: In order to address the number of kids coming up there, very likely (we’ll need to) fill in the Badger swimming pool. That will probably have to happen to make five or six classrooms out of the swimming pool area. And probably more trailers, which is a shame. It costs $80,000 to set up a trailer, and it’s just wasted money.
DN: Any other big priority items beyond that?
WS: No, if we have that thing taken care of, everything else is easy