My city just built a new elementary school to replace one that was in bad shape. It cost $13 million dollars. Meanwhile,all of the other schools besides the one that was built in 2000,are using equipment from the 60's.At my son's former elementary school,their student chairs were literally falling apart,and the district claimed there were no funds for new ones,so the PTA raised funds to purchase those balls with the feet that the kids can sit on.
A mere 4 blocks from this new elementary school,there is a K-8 school.
This new school has Ipads for every student,MARBLE floors in the foyer,and the list goes on.
Every other school has 3 Ipads for the entire school.
I think it's total BS that this one school get what no other school has.Why should the rest have to be using 50 year old equipment ( in sad shape) while this one is state of the art?
When people raised the BS flag at the School board meetings,they just shrugged and said that this is what they decided to do.
There is 13 million for a new school,but my son's school loses a much needed special needs aide...
Answer by feralxat at 8:19 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:48 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Wow, that does seem really disproportionate. I know in our schools they only get a few iPads, and the PTA has raised money to buy the traveling iPad classroooms with funds raised during the year. I believe they are doing this before they plan to raise money to pay for a much needed playground cover to provide shade and keep the sun off of the playground equipment. It doesn't do much good when kids get burns on their skin on the way down the slide.
Maybe get some of the parents together and show up at the school board meetings to make a presence.
Answer by QuinnMae at 9:31 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by mrsmom110 at 8:33 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by feralxat at 8:51 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by wendythewriter at 8:49 AM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by Ballad at 12:09 PM on Sep. 3, 2013
Answer by missanc at 1:29 PM on Sep. 3, 2013