Re: Facilities Loss
Byron Hynes (bph@GOV.NT.CA)
Wed, 18 May 1994 09:31:53 MDT
George Huffman said:
> By the way, who paid for those schools?
And I couldn't agree more. The politicians need to be reminded that
those buidings were not built just to be used from 10:00 to 3:00! It's
*too* expensive to tie up that kind of capital for such little use.
Schools should be community resources, used for a variety of different
We have four districts here, and one of the is leading the way. Their new
high school will have everything from a day-care centre to a community
police sub-station... and by building links with the community, the
school district got enough supportive funding to build a really impressive
facility (for example, the gym is bigger than school average because sport
groups helped fund it in exchange for evening use).
Your scouts parents have ALREADY paid for the schools (here it's through
property taxes...), and they should not be denied access. People who don't
have school children have to pay for school taxes... or were they planning
to start charging school classes $50/hour as well?
I think it's going to be a political fight, and I wish you well.
Terry Howerton Sakima Group, Inc. SCOUTER Magazine Kansas City