New school in cards at Elco?

New school in cards at Elco?

There are 5 comments on the Lebanon Daily News story from May 1, 2008, titled New school in cards at Elco?. In it, Lebanon Daily News reports that:

After eight months of study, the Elco school board is nearing a decision on the future of the district's Myerstown and Schaefferstown elementary schools - a decision that could cost the district as much as $30 ...

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Clayton J

United States

#1 May 1, 2008
"It becomes a taxpayer issue."

That's the understatement of the year.
jim h

Augusta, GA

#2 Jun 3, 2008
More like taxpayer abuse, spending 20-30 million to add additional 100 -250 student capacity in K-5 without looking in to renovating current builds.
Clayton J

United States

#3 Jun 4, 2008
The geniouses at the state DEP won't certify an expanded sewage system at the current location - another effort by the state to shoehorn everyone into their eco-facist boxes.
elco resident

Lebanon, PA

#4 Sep 19, 2008
you people are clueless. A new school is the smartest thing to do. there is no room to renovate myerstown because ther is no land and scheafferstown has no sewer and use the firecompanys land to begin with so where are they going to add rooms?????. and if they would put sewer in Scheatown the people would complain because of how much it would cost them to hook up and then the developments come with it and nobody wants that crap in the area theres enough already. bottom line new school is the cheapest and smartest thing to do now and in the future.

“Tom Newmaster”

Since: Sep 08

Lebanon

#5 Sep 19, 2008
Ahhhhhhh, get some facts man! A new school, in this case and when you know all the facts, is not smart! It's a waste of resources and it's not what's best for the kids.

Renovation does not require extra land! MT and ST only need renovations at this time, not expansion and extra land. And for the last time, sewer is not an issue for renovation at ST, how many times do you and others have to hear it?! How many different people have to say it and how many solutions do you people have to hear?

BOTTOM LINE? Please, cheapest is questionable, really questionable. Smartest, ahhhhhhh ... I don't think so. It's time the current ELCO Board, admit there mistakes, get creative, do what the people want, and start the healing process. It's in their hands and they can do the right thing. It's OK to be wrong, just admit it, so we can all move on. It's OK, really. Nobody's perfect.

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