2009-10 Enrollment Sept 1, 2009 10:23:42 GMT -5
Post by asmodeus on Sept 1, 2009 10:23:42 GMT -5
Someone made a claim (that there were no other viable options) and we attempted to refute it.
Part of "moving forward" is trying to assess what went right and what went wrong. We don't live in a vacuum. If we are smart, we will learn from our mistakes. Take the A/C issue in the elementary schools. A conscious and deliberate decision was made to exclude A/C from the schools and use a blueprint that made retrofitting it very expensive. Now, years later, most people seem to agree it was a mistake. But why was that mistake made? It wasn't an oversight. It was made because the decision makers at the time, in an attempt to manipulate referendum results, felt that adding a few extra million to the ref would jeopardize its success. We are paying for that mistake because retrofitting would now cost several multiples of the cost of the original estimate.
We have paid an extraordinary amount to expedite the opening of MV. I believe this cost (plus the long-term added transport costs) to be greater than the savings of the land vs. BB. Perhaps when we come to the next big decision, we will learn from our mistakes. And if I am proven wrong, such as with the added transport costs I am predicting, then I will learn from my mistakes as well.