Crowded Classrooms = No Money?
$2.5M to be spent on lighting school sports fields?!
There are some folks upset that the PWC schools keep finding money for nice-to-have and good-to-have, but non-essential things: an inexpensive pool inside of a new high school, neon informational billboard signs at entrances to schools, lights for sports fields, etc.
March 11th - Item #5I on the BOCS Consent Agenda/Budget Amendments – The Department of Parks and Recreation will ask the PWC BOCS to transfer $2.5M for the lighting of several middle schools sports fields.
What has some folks upset is that our classrooms are stuffed and classroom size is huge throughout the county.
? What not spend the money for some more teachers, some ask?
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An appropriate counterargument would be: If the $2.5M were coming directly from the school budget then PWCS should be hauled up front and made to explain some things as to classroom size. However, it isn’t. The money is coming from Parks and Recreation — which has plenty of public sports fields without lights.
The $2.5M is being transferred from the Park’s fund to cover field lighting. School grounds are/have been part of the public park system in PWC for a long time.
However, if $2.5M is being spent from the Parks fund to light fields then what level of access will the PWC public get to these fields? How will organizations and sports clubs go about getting access to their ‘parks’ with lighted sports fields?
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