WTOL Editorial: Let's not shortchange Scott students
WTOL Vice President and General Manager Bob Chirdon
The students who attend Scott High School are getting shortchanged.
They have been left behind by a school board that has been unduly influenced by a few community activists. While new high schools greet the students at Bowsher, Start and Rogers, Scott students will walk into a school that was built in 1911.
It's twice as large as it needs to be and lacks most of the educational tools that are built into a modern school. It's filled with asbestos and is not handicapped accessible.
A new school of the right size that is designed to deliver an innovative curriculum makes a lot of sense. Yet, that is being traded, essentially for a facade.
I don't get it. How is clinging to a faded past more important than building a brighter future? If the people who want this building saved really care, then they can buy it for just about nothing and pay the cost to put it to a different use.
I'm sure the school board would be happy to unload it.
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