Our schools are in varying degrees of disrepair. There are school-measure bonds for projects to make facility improvements. It certainly is nice to prioritize improving facilities that make the community feel good and are great for community culture (like new stadiums) However, many of our schools have pest issues, outdated HVAC systems and poor ventilation, and portable classrooms, that were meant to be temporary, in their second decade of use. Classrooms that are too hot, too cold, have insects, are not well ventilated, have poor lighting, have mold, or generally are outdated should be a top-priority of bond spending since our classrooms are the place where our students are spending the most of their time learning and growing. The people who know our facilities best, and can help us prioritize where and how we spend money for improvements, are the staff that work in each of those building every day. As a board representative, I will illicit on-site staff input as the primary factor in deciding how and where to make improvements to our facilities.
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