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2018-05-16 / Front Page

TAS District Voters Reject Renovation Bond Proposal


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To Ms. Price - For me,

To Ms. Price - For me, enrollment is too low to justify over $16 million dollars in renovations. According to US News, there are only 325 students in grades 6-12 enrolled in TAS. That's roughly $5,000 per student in reno costs over the next decade (if enrollment stays consistent). There are multiple alternative programs to a $16 million brick and mortar institution that apparently is falling down and full of lead and asbestos - such as online high school. All 41 of our seniors could take online classes in the library for gosh sakes.

I agree with this writer's

I agree with this writer's assertion about it being expensive. However, what would we do with the other 284? Enroll them on-line too and congregate in the library? You will finally pass a bond proposal when a roof collapses on a group of innocent kids like happened in Mt. Pleasant in 1966. The saying "Education is expensive. The cost of ignorance is higher." is true.

I agree with this writer's

I agree with this writer's assertion about it being expensive. However, what would we do with the other 284? Enroll them on-line too and congregate in the library? You will finally pass a bond proposal when a roof collapses on a group of innocent kids like happened in Mt. Pleasant in 1962. The saying "Education is expensive. The cost of ignorance is higher." is true.