Reader's view: No valid reasons for selling Central High School site
After listening for a long time to valid concerns and facts in support of the opinion that the Ordean site is wrong for an eastern Duluth high school, the School Board, following its regime's command, voted to approve the site ("Crowd boos and sh...
After listening for a long time to valid concerns and facts in support of the opinion that the Ordean site is wrong for an eastern Duluth high school, the School Board, following its regime's command, voted to approve the site ("Crowd boos and shouts, but board picks Ordean," April 22).
I suspect a hidden agenda since there really is no valid reason to sell the Central High School site -- with its 28 acres, according to Superintendent Keith Dixon, but more, actually -- and then going and approving a site with only 11 or 12 usable acres.
The citizens of Duluth are being taken to the cleaners on this one. Who benefits? Not the students. They will end up with large class sizes in a beautiful building with little money to spend on needed educational materials. Not the taxpayers. They will pay huge taxes for something not wanted or needed.
Who wants the Central site for future apartments, condos or whatever? The people of Duluth need some answers on this magic act. Who will appear out of the hat?
I, for one, will be aiding whoever is chosen to run against the board members at the next election. We citizens of Duluth need to let the current board members know they will not be re-elected and Dixon will not be remaining as superintendent of schools.
I understand Central High School has air conditioning that's rarely used because it's too costly. However, in the red plan, Johnson Controls will put air conditioning in schools. Will it again not be used because it's too expensive? If so, why put it in? People should be outraged at what is going on.