Build new schools for less
They should rethink this bond proposal. As an example, look to the Granite Falls 133,000 square-foot-high school that could easily serve as a model for phase one of a new high school, and it can be expanded as the district grows. Most impressive is the cost of this quality school that was built during the height of material and labor costs in 2006. It opened Jan. 2 2008, fully equipped with all the fixtures necessary to accommodate students for class. It is a verifiable fact it was completed at a cost of $40 million by Berschauer Phillips. Everett School District wants $37 million for an elementary. With actual competitive bids, there is solid evidence these schools could be started now and completed for millions less. Granite Falls did it, so why not Everett? We support our schools. Complete information is not too much to ask. In the best interest of the district and our students, look at the potential savings of millions of dollars that could be used more efficiently.
Lynn and Linda Claughton