Where education priorities should be

Letter to the editor

Posted: Sunday, October 05, 2003

My thanks to Dave Palmer for addressing issues of educational programming, issues I've brought up at each meeting I've attended about a new high school and renovation of JDHS. Each time, my hand was patted (metaphorically) and I was told not to worry, this would be taken care of.

Meanwhile, building changes and building planning have happened divorced from educational planning. JDHS renovations could have implemented such educational programming as enhanced voc tech or lab spaces, rather than retrofitting either or both schools once policy makers decide to focus on the education our kids receive and how buildings can assist education.

I urge the School Board to place a priority on looking at operating costs and how we can assure that two schools won't be offering less education, especially for such classes as voc tech and AP classes, than is currently offered by one school.

Margo Waring

Juneau



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