Franky I believe it is a waste of time. Why won't someone just step forward and take the lead to pursue an ongoing responsible maintenance strategy for our existing buildings. Don't be fooled, even that will be expensive. But we know what the challenges are. Why not just seek to build the community support necessary to face those challenges, knowing it will take time to build that support, rather than waste our time and money with consultants every 4 years with this type of pie in the sky dreaming that only mobilizes the masses against the school department?
pretty cool that people are talking here. glad to see some passion for once
I don't think anything has changed but for several years pre-k has brought in more in federal funding than it has cost so there has been a net positive to the auburn taxpayer as a result of the federal funding structure.
I took the unpopular position of voting against expanding it two years ago because I felt that if and/or when that funding situation changes, that would be when we would see the cost and regret it. So far I have eaten crow on that position and, unless something has changed significantly that we haven't heard about, it remains a moneymaker, and I do believe in the value of the program - especially if it continues to be paid by the federal gov't.