“The power under the constitution will always be in the people. It is entrusted for certain defined purposes, and for a certain limited period, to representatives of their own choosing; and whenever it is executed contrary to their interest, or not agreeable to their wishes, their servants can and undoubtedly will, be recalled.”

~ George Washington (1787)

Sunday, November 25, 2012

Another school bond in the making

If your property taxes go to the Walla Walla Public School District, you might be interested in this:
WALLA WALLA — The Walla Walla School District is looking to form a committee that will study facility needs at Lincoln High School, with the goal of making a recommendation for improvements.

The Walla Walla School Board has called Lincoln a top facilities need, but has stopped short of seeking money for any improvements in the form of a bond. The district is instead focusing on a bond to remodel and improve Walla Walla High School. The Wa-Hi bond, which would raise $48 million locally, will go to voters in February.
The district is continuing to look at Lincoln, however, with the plan to more specifically identify the school’s needs. Questions about whether the school should remain at its current location, or be remodeled or torn down and built anew, have yet to be answered clearly.
The district is unsure whether there is strong community sentiment toward preserving the 1920s buiding (sic) on Fourth Avenue. It is also unclear whether Lincoln students would be better served in a new location.
The Lincoln committee would look to answer all those questions this spring.
The rest is at the Walla Walla Union-Bulletin site, which requires registration or payment to access.  Fair use prevents a complete copy&paste of the article.

The article does note that the committee will be selected in December, with the first meeting in January.  Unstated in the article is how the committee will be chosen, and from what body the members will be chosen from.  The district web site notes that the committee findings will go to the school board in June 2013.  

If you wish to contact the school district, here is their contact page.