Archive for Tuesday, September 29, 2009

Tonganoxie School Board looks at future facility planning

September 29, 2009

The future of the Tonganoxie School District could include building various phases of expansion at Tonganoxie Middle School to alleviate space at Tonganoxie Elementary School, connecting Tonganoxie High School's east and west campuses with additional building space or forming a cooperative, possibly with the Leavenworth County Fairgrounds, to utilize its space for educational and other district needs.

Jerry McCall with Educational Consulting Services, spoke to the school board during a special meeting Monday. He has been working for the district the past six months gathering information from the area and providing possible options for addressing space issues in the district.

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Comments

mymonkey 4 years, 6 months ago

Options?? What will this cost taxpayers? The school board does not have a clue except to raise the tax rate. And realtors want more people in town!! Send these kids to school in the summer or with split shifts(like the real world). Extra buldings and extra cost! No imagination and a school system that processes kids who can't make change. How much did the consultant cost? I would suggest checking out European school systems and utilize the best components for dealing with a increase in pupils. The American way of education has degenerated into schools for the teachers and administration with children a byproduct. If this were not true, the average student were be more compentent at graduation. Schools risk alienation from a public weary of supporting mediocrity!! Support quality staff but fire the rest!!!

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mymonkey 4 years, 6 months ago

In my previous comment I should of used "would" instead of were. Sorry.

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HCKJR 4 years, 6 months ago

I agree with the "monkey". It is time to start finding ways to alleviate crowded schools with alternative scheduling and year round classes . We really do not need any additional buildings that will sit empty for 3 months out of the year.

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