I hope the superintendent realizes that not everyone who wants to be able to attend tomorrow's meeting will be able to or will be able to watch it on t.v. The plans discussed in this article did not say where the current Walton students would go. Over the summer, Walton received renovations with an air quality/temperature control system. It has done wonders for my son. His asthma has been under better control this year. Walton has become a nice community school, has a separate cafeteria from its gym and has a field that gym classes can use.
If there is enough room at the middle school for a comprehensive plan, then there should be enough room for a middle/high school that includes enough land for all of the outdoor sports teams. I agree six grade should be moved to the middle school. It would alleviate overcrowding in the other schools. If a separate facility needs to be found for students with severe disabilities, perhaps it should be developed on the same grounds as the middle/high school.
Is the new pre-K to 5 school to replace the 3 community schools? This is not acceptable. Perhaps the East Auburn Community school needs to be expanded to include Washburn students.
Moving administrative offices to Walton? What happened to using Auburn Hall so all city services could be in one place?
We have known EL needed to be renovated/fixed/rebuilt for more than 10 years. Let's fix that first. I say build a comprehensive middle/high school, not a comprehensive system wide school. Auburn is too large of a district and too spread out for one campus to be the best solution for our children.
Your knowledge, laughter and joy in the classroom and hallways will be greatly missed. May the Lord be with you Jim.
Simmone and family, my heart and prayers are with you and your family.