To the Editor: Perrysburg man questions school facility spending
Written by Phil Caron   
Thursday, 26 December 2013 09:22
The Toledo Technology Academy is an innovative school offering an intense integrated academic and technical education focused on life-long careers in engineering and manufacturing technologies. They are housed in the ole' DeVilbiss High School; salvaging a valuable facility designed for education. The Commodore School could easily play a similar role in our area as a tremendous reborn educational facility complete with the auditorium, gym, cafeteria, elevator, and a minimum of 12 classrooms. In addition, there is tremendous green space for expansion providing a solution for the Perrysburg School District "created" space problems or multiple other educational options. The space could eliminate a number of the District Trailer Parks and restore the gem of Perrysburg. What does our short sighted Administration decide; but to create the Superintendent & Treasurer Administrative upper "Skyboxes" overlooking the Wayward Library while destroying the educational facility. They have chosen to ignore the space issue, waste our tax money that could be spent for educational purposes for their own self-serving plush offices. What are they thinking as I am sure the teachers could have taken these thousands of dollars to improve our educational outcomes? There is no reason the current facility could have been used for a satellite operation to take pressure from the other schools with a little creative thinking - just some bus route changes managed by an existing principal staff. Why couldn't the classrooms and facilities not be able to be used for classrooms but they justified as skybox offices? It is time for the new school board members to get our district growth plan back under control and potentially utilize the Commodore or allow someone else to create a stellar educational opportunity like Toledo Technologies Academy or Charter school to remove financial and capacity pressure from the stockholders who own the schools. What were they thinking!
Phil Caron

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