Everett Schools bond: Are portables really that bad?

So here we are again with the Everett School Board’s hands out. Not the best of times for that.

I suppose it is needed. On the other hand did it ever occur to the school board to practice the art of saving? It seems they spend every penny they get and then some. Reminds me of a dog who licks his dish clean and comes back immediately for more. Perhaps that is why basic finances is not taught in schools, at least it wasn’t when I was in school, a few years back.

There are plenty of reasons why I believe the school bond doesn’t stand a snowball chance of passing, especially at this time, but due to time and space I will zero in on one: What’s wrong with portables? I spent the entire seventh grade in a portable at Madison elementary, a very fine school I might add. Granted, this was in the late 1950s. I’m sure they are made much better now. Guess what? I’m still alive! As a matter of fact, seventh grade was my very best school year ever.

Lee A. Woodard


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