Admin building won’t help students

With continued disappointment, I read that the Everett School District administrators want to redirect money generated for the education of public school students to construct for themselves a $28 million administration building. I suppose this is why the Everett School District does not have adaptive P.E. programs for students who have disabilities. Wouldn’t it be nice if children with disabilities had real programs designed to meet their educational needs and had them taught directly by certified teachers who majored in the subjects they are teaching?

Activity buses no longer exist in the Everett School District. The Everett School District administration continues to prove they have no regard for the welfare or opinions of the community, which they are supposed to be serving.

It all comes down to the administration. The public school system is big business. The Everett School District administrators continue to show their complete lack of focus and lack of purpose by taking $28 million away from the education of public school students, for which the money was generated, in order to build themselves a three-story facility as a testament to their ineptitude.

Before the district finalizes these plans, the Everett School Board should hire a competent auditing firm to analyze the books to see what else is being done with public funds that we don’t know about (a forensic audit). If all this extra capital is at their disposal, then what else is at their disposal? They’ve sprung this on the public. Let the public take a good, long look at what is going on, before the Everett School District administrators allocate $28 million for a project that will not add an ounce of benefit to the education of our public school students.

Leanne Roe

Everett

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