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#63
Mar 26, 2013
 
if they did nobody is hearing about it. I guess I get to check it out and see if it's true.
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So far all classrooms are being used. So what wing is it?

It seems the two major problems are water and technology. Well, what causes a leaky roof? The answer is a flat roof. The new middle school would have a flat roof so building a new school isn't going to stop that. Technology; what's wrong with the library? Honestly kids don't need to be on facebook while in school anyway that's why cell phones are prohibited. The structural prolems seem to be small, but are mainly attributed to the leaky roof.

If I had to vote now; I would vote NO.

If I have to pay taxes on it, I don't want any of the same mistakes(flat roof) repeated so that another new school is wanted in the next 5 or so years when the roof starts leaking. Sorry
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#65
Mar 27, 2013
 
smh wrote:
So far all classrooms are being used. So what wing is it?
It seems the two major problems are water and technology. Well, what causes a leaky roof? The answer is a flat roof. The new middle school would have a flat roof so building a new school isn't going to stop that. Technology; what's wrong with the library? Honestly kids don't need to be on facebook while in school anyway that's why cell phones are prohibited. The structural prolems seem to be small, but are mainly attributed to the leaky roof.
If I had to vote now; I would vote NO.
If I have to pay taxes on it, I don't want any of the same mistakes(flat roof) repeated so that another new school is wanted in the next 5 or so years when the roof starts leaking. Sorry
The science wing on the End by Brookshires not sure if they are able to use part of it, but at least 2 of the classrooms were deemed in safe and abandoned last year.
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Mar 27, 2013
 

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The new middle school WILL NOT have a flat roof!
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smh wrote:
So far all classrooms are being used. So what wing is it?
It seems the two major problems are water and technology. Well, what causes a leaky roof? The answer is a flat roof. The new middle school would have a flat roof so building a new school isn't going to stop that. Technology; what's wrong with the library? Honestly kids don't need to be on facebook while in school anyway that's why cell phones are prohibited. The structural prolems seem to be small, but are mainly attributed to the leaky roof.
If I had to vote now; I would vote NO.
If I have to pay taxes on it, I don't want any of the same mistakes(flat roof) repeated so that another new school is wanted in the next 5 or so years when the roof starts leaking. Sorry
If they were asking to replace a 5 year old building I would think they were idiots. If they were asking to replace a 20 year old building I would say they were asking way too much and I would vote no. Hell,.... If they were asking to replace a 35 year old structure I would question what is wrong with it, and can we fix it. THEY ARE ASKING TO REPLACE A 65 year old dinosaur of a building that uses 3 or 4 times the energy that a new building would! What kind of IDIOT tries to compare a 5 year old structure being replaced with a 65 year old structure that was built back when schools didn't even have air conditioning! Be honest, you wouldn't vote for a new school if our kids were having to hold class in an abandoned nuclear silo with radiation leaks! You are a mental dinosaur and think that as long as your flower beds are full and your garden has plenty of little tomatoes blooming in it and your soap operas dont get canceled the world is great! Open your eyes and your ears and realize that there are kids in this town that are in danger because people like you keep voting down a necessity to prove a selfish little point. What is more deplorable ... a school board that builds a "Dickey Dome" and wastes a few million bucks or a selfish citizen that helps endanger the lives of a few hundred kids to save a few bucks a month? Grow up and quit finding new excuses to do what is right for these kids and teachers.
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If I didn't have to keep watching the same mistakes being made over and over I might would reconsider. We just took out a bond for a new school and when it was built it repeated the same structural problem. I don't remember resorting to name calling. Only method of arguement I guess. Lets say the bond gets voted down yet again. I have an idea to help get your new middle school built. Why hasn't anyone thought of some sort of foundation or fundraisr for the school. It may take a little bit to get that much money but I'm pretty sure people would donate to it. Then when the school is to be rebuilt it's paid for, no taxes needed to be raise for however many years in the future that way these said kids will be able to afford their property taxes. More than likely the money will be spent wisely. That's just a suggestion.
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A 65 year old building is not old. Many, if not most, buildings in Henderson are older than that. The problem is not age but maintenance. Maybe instead of looking to hire a good coach we should be trying to find a good maintenance director.
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#70
Mar 27, 2013
 
pot meet kettle wrote:
A 65 year old building is not old. Many, if not most, buildings in Henderson are older than that. The problem is not age but maintenance. Maybe instead of looking to hire a good coach we should be trying to find a good maintenance director.
Amen.
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As I understand it, the roof on the new building is NOT flat!!!
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How do you know it won't have a flat roof? So far their,"conceptual drawing prepared by architects" looks a little flat. Except for the very front building(entrance) it's not flat at all. Maybe I just have bad eye sight. Unless there's a new drawing somewhere I have managed to miss........
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How many votes do we need before the board gets the idea folks don't want it. I guess until it passes. Focus on educating kids instead of building edifices to board and administration glory using other people's money.
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If and when it passes, it will be without my vote.

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Arguements are fair and to be expected when it comes to collecting and spending taxpayer money, especially where there isnt too much mutual trust.

It would be so nice to have some kind of forum where both sides could present cases for and against this agenda to build a new middle school.

It would further be helpful if both sides could present valid, emotionless facts to support their proposals.

If both sides could go for that, it would do so much for the promotion of smart, inclusive and informed decision making which we would all benefit from.

Sadly, I dont see that leadership on either side.
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smh wrote:
How do you know it won't have a flat roof? So far their,"conceptual drawing prepared by architects" looks a little flat. Except for the very front building(entrance) it's not flat at all. Maybe I just have bad eye sight. Unless there's a new drawing somewhere I have managed to miss........
wiley was supposed to not have a flat roof. When the board was pushing the bond all of the drawings showed a pitched roof. After the bond passed it was changed to the flat roof. That's not honesty.
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Wylie DOES NOT have a flat roof. It is a sloped metal roof. The brick outside goes up above the roof line. You people need to get your facts straight before you come on here saying things that are not true.
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#78
Apr 26, 2013
 
Speaking of Wylie, there are two buildings each over 100,000 square feet. It seems that if this issue is that urgent we could use one of those buildings for the middle school students.
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Parent wrote:
Wylie DOES NOT have a flat roof. It is a sloped metal roof. The brick outside goes up above the roof line. You people need to get your facts straight before you come on here saying things that are not true.
You need to get your facts straight and go look at the building. The cafeteria is the only building with a sloped roof. All of the classroom buildings have a flat roof. Get a clue moron. Go look for yourself before you get on here talking about something you don't know anything about.
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dancer wrote:
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You need to get your facts straight and go look at the building. The cafeteria is the only building with a sloped roof. All of the classroom buildings have a flat roof. Get a clue moron. Go look for yourself before you get on here talking about something you don't know anything about.
I have seen the roof and it is sloped. It is a very slight slope but it is sloped. It is a design that began to be used in the nineties and has proven to be very reliable in areas that do not have heavy snow and ice weeks on end. I asked t see it a few years back so I could answer people when they started complaining about it. I did not think it had a slope either and I was furious, but it does. It absolutely does have a slope and anyone who says it doen not is flat out lying.
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What fund does the pro bond advertising (billboard,etc)come from? Just curious.
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What fund does the pro bond advertising (billboard,etc)come from? Just curious.
Private citizens donating money to the Political action committee. No tax dollars go to any pro bond or anti bond committees. Just local people who would like to see the kids and teachers in this town have a place to go to that is updated and not dangerous. Something we can all be proud of and not ashamed of.

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