What have we requested as a group?
TAKE OPTION C OFF THE TABLE AND SUPPORT OPTION B1
Option B1 gut renovates and updates the existing Greenacres School and gives students and staff a brand new school with optimal classroom space, technology and infrastructure, while preserving the entire Greenacres Field.
Since it has been suggested that 80% of the bond will be spent on Greenacres, there should be more representation of our community members than others.
We want to understand the decision-making process. Also, given that a draft of the feasibility study is already out there, we want the Village to disclose the structural, mechanical and engineering diagnostics/surveys used to come to those conclusions.
Why so soon? The bond is not happening until 2017?
Although the bond which will fund the new facilities will not be floated until 2017, the Feasibility Study Draft has been released. The longer we take to express our concerns, the longer the Village will keep dedicating time, money, other resources and energy into a recommendation that won't be supported by the community.
What is wrong with a new school? A new high school size gym?
A new school would be at the expense of the most valuable, largest, green field space in our. Our Greenacres neighborhood is unique, quaint and personal and has always had a special character that attracts so many people. The school we deserve needs to maintain that same character and be in accordance with the rest of the neighborhood. A high-school size gym would create traffic issues because of district-wide use. There are other places in the district that could afford to host the high-school sized gym more appropriately than our already congested neighborhood.
However, there seems to be lots of problems with our current school, can they be solved?
Current problems? Of course there are problems with a 100 year old structure, but like most of the houses we live in, we work around those issues and make sure that we have proactive maintenance and regular updating. We have heard about mechanical, structural, water problems, mold, and air quality problems. Specifically, that is why we have also requested the district to disclose the diagnostic studies upon which the recommendations to tear down the Greenacres School were based upon. We just want to make sure that children currently attending the Greenacres School are safe and that we are not waiting years for a new school to be built, in order to solve these current issues.
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