Return building to school

Letter to the editor

Posted: Wednesday, July 07, 2004

With all the problems we are having with finding space for our high school students, there is actually a fairly simple solution. About 15 years ago, the school board appropriated several classrooms, such as the former Dairy Maid Building, for use as an administrative facility.

It's time to give it back to the high school, for a couple of reasons: First, it is close enough to Juneau-Douglas High School that students could walk between classes. Second, the original blueprints are still in the city archives, which eliminates the engineering and design costs to convert it back to classrooms. Administration could be moved to other city buildings, such as the Mt. Jumbo Building, at minimal cost.

It is time to do something sensible for a change and really address the needs of our students, not the convenience of the administration.

Dennis Adams


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