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Well I hope they throw them away and not try to salvage them. Yuck!
Well it's about time! Walla Walla is desperate for more places to shop and it would be great to see some big name stores go in, especially in the Eastgate area. I feel Walla Walla caters too much to tourism (wineries, B&B's, hotels, etc.) and has forgotten about the locals that live here. By putting in more stores people will stop having to go to Tri-cities to do their shopping.
Of course he wrote those emails emphatically apologizing after he got caught. He was probably hoping Mr. Grant wouldn't press charges. He got one thing right though...it was incredibly stupid and juvenile. I imagine this behavior will make patrons think twice about eating at his restaurant.
I appreciate your explanation above, but I still feel that once WA-HI loses the extra 350 kids, it will help solve a lot of the parking issues. Same for the commons...once the kids are gone, long lines and space won't be as much of an issue. Yeah...it would be "neat" if they had a circular hub like Mead HS to gather before and after school, but why can't they can do that in the current commons?
As for the music rooms, my question still stands. Why didn't they incorporate these extra rooms back in 1991 when the auditorium was originally built? Same question for the library. It seems wrong to fix these boo-boos now at the tax payers expense.
As I mentioned before, I'm not saying that some remodeling doesn't need to be done...I think it does. The science and academic building really do need some work to expand the classrooms and update the heating/cooling efficiency. I think storage needs to be addressed along with updated science fixtures, technology and more outlets in all the classrooms. These are all functional items that I see teachers and students putting to good use.
With being in a recession and many people out of work and behind on their bills already, pockets don't run very deep. Fix the necessary items, but leave the things that aren't broke.
For one, I would cut the remodel of the commons and parking lots. They are losing 350 kids...why do they need expansion in those areas? Also, I believe the library and the music room that is currently off the auditorium was built in the early 90's. After 20 years they already want to remodel these areas? Seems like a waste. And do we really need 2 more tennis courts? So what if we can't have the boys and girls tournaments at the same time. Come on people...our pockets aren't that deep. I don't care if timing is good due to tax rates. I wouldn't go out and get a loan on a million dollar house just because the interest rates are at an all time low.
As a cancer survivor myself, this story really touched my heart. It's good to see a community come together for this young man who is obviously very loved and respected. I will be adding to the prayers already sent.
After looking over the WWHS website and proposal slideshow, I am left to believe that they have a bad case of wanting to keep up with the Jones' (AKA: Kamiakin, Richland and Mead HS). I too would love a million dollar house and a Porshe parked in the driveway, but I wouldn't dare ask my fellow Walla Wallans to foot the bill. Too bad WA-HI doesn't have the same common courtesy.
There is definitely some updating that needs to be done, but I feel that about half of what they are proposing is just frivolous spending. Schools don't have to be super big and modern to be productive.
WA-HI may need some updating, but 48 million worth? Buy a new heating/cooling system and maybe update some windows. What is it exactly they are wanting to do for 48 million? With College Place approved to build a new high school, this should help offset the over crowding of students so I hope they're not planning on expanding.
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