"You haven't even done a cost effectiveness analysis. Show me a report, some research. We are facing foreclosures, rising gas prices, skyrocketing costs everywhere, and you want residents to fork out more so that our students can have posh surfaces. Show me the economic analysis," said Moore.
Swartz said the board will meet with fiscal advisors Friday, Sept. 19, to break down costs in terms of state aid and EXCEL funding. She said she also believes it is important to have information about the building proposal available at school functions such as open houses and back-to-school events, where people can approach the board with questions. The district will hold formal informational sessions, but some board members believe having an informal format is also important.
"Some people may be more comfortable asking questions one-on-one, such as at an event like open house," said board member Gary Normington.
Swartz and Communications Director Bob Hanlon have put together a flier that has general information on what the building project will entail. While the board does not yet have specifics on the finances involved or finalized drawings, parents can look for the flier to be in students' backpacks as early as next week.
The board meets again at 7 p.m. on Monday, Sept. 22, at the middle school.""